A Siren sitting on the rocky coast of an island with ships in the distance
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A Siren (Greek (singular): Σειρήν Seirēn; Greek (plural): Σειρῆνες Seirēnes) was a dangerous creature from Greek mythology that is portrayed as a femme fatale. The Sirens would lure nearby sailors with their enchanting music and voices in order to shipwreck on the rocky coast of the island. Roman poets placed them on some small islands called Sirenum scopuli.
In Popular CultureEdit
- Sirens appear in Hero of Sparta II. In the game they can paralyse the player by screeching loudly.
- A siren is encountered by Orpheus in the side-scrolling video game The Battle of Olympus.
- Sirens appear in the God of War video game series.
- A pack of sirens known as Desert Sirens appear in God of War I.
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