The Deadly Sea Nymphs
The Sirens: Who were they?
The Sirens were the daughters of Phorcys and Ceto. "Phorcys was a primeval god of the hidden dangers of the deep and was depicted as a fish-tailed merman with crab-claw fore-legs and red-spiked skin. His consort was his sister Ceto, the primordial sea goddess, and they together in their union produced terrible monsters such as the Echina, Ladon and the Gorgons (Alchin)".
Story of their Creation
Odysseus and the Sirens in the Odyssey
"Odysseus has no Orpheus to drown out the lovely and beautiful voices of the Sirens, so he orders his men to stuff their ears with wax and tie him to a mast so he can't escape, but can still hear them singing (Lindemans)."
- According to legends and stories, the Sirens would eat the sailors who ended up at their island.
- The most famous Sirens in Greek mythology were the daughters of Achelous - Pisinoe, Aglaope and Thelxiepi.
- The Sirens would be depicted as Mermaids in this day of age. They were very similar in many physical characteristics.
- Legend has it no man could live after hearing the sounds of the femme fatales.
- The Starbucks logo actually depicts a Siren. Starbucks had to change their corporate logo because some consumers found the suggestive split tail of their topless siren too lurid. A simplified logo was introduced which is the one still around today.