The Fisherman and the Siren (Detail) Frederic Lord Leighton.
'The sea-nymphs chant their accents shrill; And the Sirens, taught to kill With their sweet voice, Make every echoing rock reply, Unto their gentle murmuring noise’.Thomas Campion (1567-1620), ‘In Praise of Neptune’
A siren in Greek mythology was a creature half bird and half woman who lured sailors to destruction by the sweetness of her song.


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