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Sirens are Mythical creatures whom are extremely dangerous for luring sailors to a shipwreck with their enchanting music to their Island Sirenum Scopuli, or "flowery" islands. Anthemoessa, or Anthemusa, Cape Pelorum, sirenuse, etc. All of these locations are surrounded by cliffs and rocks easily traping these men to their inevitable death.

When the Sirens were given a name of their own, they were considered the daughters of the river god Achelous, fathered upon Terpsichore, Melpomene, Sterope, or Chthon (the Earth). In Euripides' play, Helen (167), Helen in her anguish calls upon "Winged maidens, daughters of the Earth"). Although they lured mariners, the Greeks portrayed the Sirens in their "meadow starred with flowers" and not as sea deities. Roman writers linked the Sirens more closely to the sea, as daughters of Phorcys.Sirens are found in many Greek stories, notably in Homer's Odyssey.

Their number is variously reported as between two and five. In the Odyssey, Homer says nothing of their origin or names, but gives the number of the Sirens as two.Later writers mention both their names and number: some state that there were three, Peisinoe, Aglaope, and Thelxiepeia: or Parthenope, Ligeia, and Leucosia; Apollonius followed Hesiod gives their names as Thelxinoe, Molpe, and Aglaophonos; Suidas gives their names as Thelxiepeia, Peisinoe, and Ligeia; Hyginus gives the number of the Sirens as four: Teles, Raidne, Molpe, and Thelxiope; Eustathius states that they were two, Aglaopheme and Thelxiepeia; An ancient vase painting attests the following their two names as Himerope and Thelxiepeia. Their individual names are variously rendered in the later sources as Thelxiepeia, Molpe, Himerope, Aglaopheme, Peisithoe, Parthenope, Ligeia, Leucosia, Raidne, and Teles.

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