GREEK MYTHOLOGY

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

SIRENS

Greek Demonness

Also known as SEIRENES

Cursed demonettes with achingly beautiful singing voices

Daughters of ACHELOUS (or PHORCYS) by one of the MUSES.

They were first employed as a choral team by PERSEPHONE but didn’t offer any assistance when HADES came and abducted her. No protest songs, no banners, nothing. DEMETER, mum of PERSEPHONE, thought they were most disloyal, and changed them into birds with women’s heads and lion claws, banishing them to a remote barren island.

When a rare ship is sighted, they sing their hearts out hoping that DEMETER will hear them and take pity. She never does, and when the sailors draw nearer to listen, and the first sailor says "I don’t fancy your bird" or "Look at the claws on that", the SIRENS forget any semblance of maidenly manners. With them the phrase ‘going for a song’ takes on a new meaning of unbridled savagery. Besides, they need to eat.

SIRENS FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : SIRENS
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Female
Type : demon
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : SEIRENES
Popularity index : 16694
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Article last updated on 22 January 2013 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Sirens: Greek Demonness." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 22 Jan. 2013. Web. 20 September 2014.

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