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22nd Apr '17 11:17:47 AM zarpaulus
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* Three sirens pop up in "The Scotsman Saves Jack", an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''. The Scotsman doesn't demonstrate any particular willpower, he just doesn't like the music. They aren't bird-women or fish-people, they're fully human-looking...[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toAWvBd7FXY except for]] [[PowerGlows the glow]]. And then we find out that they're a ScaledUp three-headed...[[SequentialBoss thing]]. Still called sirens, though. [[spoiler:Apparently hydras and sirens decided to mingle over the years...]]

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* Three sirens pop up in "The Scotsman Saves Jack", an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''. The Scotsman doesn't demonstrate any particular willpower, he just doesn't like the music.music, and he drowns their singing out with [[EverythingsLouderWithBagpipes his preferred tunes]]. They aren't bird-women or fish-people, they're fully human-looking...[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toAWvBd7FXY except for]] [[PowerGlows the glow]]. And then we find out that they're a ScaledUp three-headed...[[SequentialBoss thing]]. Still called sirens, though. [[spoiler:Apparently hydras and sirens decided to mingle over the years...]]
21st Mar '17 9:24:44 AM Theriocephalus
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* ''FanFic/WaterAreobicsForTheAquaphobic'': During a poorly-planned Hogwarts field trip to [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Jusenkyo]] that resulted in most of the students being cursed into various forms after falling in the enchanted springs, Theodore Nott ended up transformed into a Siren, portrayed as a magical creature resembling a beautiful, very naked woman with sharp teeth and fingernails and a taste for human flesh. When in Siren form, Theodore is less a seductress and more a vicious predator who tries to eat other students, with the seductive appearance being a way to lure humans close enough to strike.
16th Feb '17 6:40:04 PM M84
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* In ''SiREN'', the full-length feature film adaptation of the "Amateur Night" segment of ''{{Film/VHS}}'', Lily's otherworldly singing has this effect. The human BigBad Mr. Nyx exploits this to grant paying customers erotic experiences. When Jonah hears it, he hallucinates intense sexual encounters, most of which star his fiancee Eva. Later, Lily sings to Jonah again to make him complacent [[spoiler:while she rapes him -- though she stops singing in the middle of it, much to his horror.]] In the climax, she demonstrates another use of this power [[spoiler:by forcing Mr. Nyx (who had lost his protective earplugs in a struggle) to kneel helplessly as she skewers his head with her tail.]] At the end of the movie which takes place about a year later, [[spoiler:Lily uses her song to make Jonah think he's making love to his wife Eva instead of her. He only realizes what happened when he goes downstairs for a drink and notices Eva sleeping on the couch.]]
21st Jan '17 12:17:05 AM wolftickets1969
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* In the stage version of ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', Eric's shipmates warn him at the end of the song "Fathoms Below" that the song of the [[SirensAreMermaids mermaid]] he is pursuing will lead them to ruin.
19th Jan '17 7:34:35 PM dsneybuf
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* The ''Webcomic/FreeSpirit'' comic "Song of the Siren" alludes to these. When Winnie discovers that her singing can hypnotize mortals, Jessie reminds her about the Sirens of Myth/ClassicalMythology, whose singing caused sailors to crash their boats against jagged rocks. [[spoiler:Later, Winnie's singing unintentionally causes two instances of vehicles almost crashing, the second of which involves a boat and jagged rocks.]]

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* The ''Webcomic/FreeSpirit'' ''Webcomic/FreeSpirit2014'' comic "Song of the Siren" alludes to these. When Winnie discovers that her singing can hypnotize mortals, Jessie reminds her about the Sirens of Myth/ClassicalMythology, whose singing caused sailors to crash their boats against jagged rocks. [[spoiler:Later, Winnie's singing unintentionally causes two instances of vehicles almost crashing, the second of which involves a boat and jagged rocks.]]
29th Sep '16 3:04:26 AM StFan
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->''And you sang, "Sail to me, sail to me,''\\
''Let me enfold you,''\\
''Here I am, here I am''\\
''Waiting to hold you"''

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->''And you sang, "Sail to me, sail to me,''\\
''Let
me,\\
Let
me enfold you,''\\
''Here
you,\\
Here
I am, here I am''\\
''Waiting
am\\
Waiting
to hold you"''



[[folder: Anime and Manga]]
* Cure Honey from Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure technically counts as the first Siren-like Cure since she can all lure Choiarks to their doom or strengthen Cure Lovely and Cure Princess as in Episode 9.

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* Cure Honey from Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure ''Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure'' technically counts as the first Siren-like Cure since she can all lure Choiarks to their doom or strengthen Cure Lovely and Cure Princess as in Episode 9.



[[folder:Classical Mythology]]
* [[Literature/TheOdyssey Odysseus]] ran into two sirens, who were bird-women who lured sailors with their enchanting voices and music. His men stuff their ears with wax, but, [[FatalFlaw true to]] [[{{Pride}} form]], Odysseus just has them tie him to the mast. Because he wants to hear the songs and be able to say that [[BadassBoast he's the only man to have heard the song and lived.]]
* In general (Greek): They were bird-women, they lured young sailors to their deaths via song that took them into rocky cliffs, there were between two and five, though [[RuleOfThree three was common]]. Their names were a little... [[TransliterationTrouble fluid]].
* In ''The Argonautica'' and it's film adaptation Film/JasonAndTheArgonauts, the Argonauts also run into the Sirens. They survive thanks to [[SpoonyBard Orpheus]] who sang an even more beautiful song that drowned out their call. Some versions of this one say that the Sirens were so heartbroken at being defeated that they cried out in anguish and [[DrivenToSuicide threw themselves off of their island]].
* A little known fact about the Sirens; they used to be friends with Persephone, Queen of the Underworld. After she was kidnapped by Hades to be his wife, the unfortunate handmaidens were [[{{Metamorphosis}} transformed]] into bird women by Persephone's [[MamaBear vengeful mother, Demeter]] for failing to find her.
* Merrow in Myth/IrishMythology were similar; they were beautiful sea [[SirensAreMermaids mermaids]] who enchanted men into following them under the sea...where they would use their magic keep them alive and live HappilyEverAfter with them. Apparently, male humans were more attractive than male merrow.
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* One of ''WesternAnimation/TheTwelveTasksOfAsterix'' is simply cross a particular lake. Halfway across the lake, our heroes are lured to the Isle of Pleasure by the sirens song, rowing so fast they smash their boat on the shore and dig themselves into the ground. Asterix and Obelix succumb to their charms, until Obelix discovers there's no [[TrademarkFavoriteFood wild boar]] on the island and [[BigEater leaves in indignation]], dragging Asterix with him.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'', the villains, [[TerribleTrio The Dazzlings]] are these. They were originally [[SirensAreMermaids merhorse]] (hippocampi) versions of this in Equestria before being banished to the human world by Star Swirl the Bearded. They managed to retain some of their magic in the human world, though, final battle aside, they are more-or-less human most of the time. [[HumanoidAbomination More or less]].
-->''"Listen to the sound of my voice\\
Soon you'll find you don't have a choice\\
Captured in the web of my song\\
Soon you'll all be singing along"''

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* One of ''WesternAnimation/TheTwelveTasksOfAsterix'' is simply cross a particular lake. Halfway across the lake, our heroes are lured to the Isle of Pleasure by the sirens sirens' song, rowing so fast they smash their boat on the shore and dig themselves into the ground. Asterix and Obelix succumb to their charms, until Obelix discovers there's no [[TrademarkFavoriteFood wild boar]] on the island and [[BigEater leaves in indignation]], dragging Asterix with him.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'', the villains, [[TerribleTrio The Dazzlings]] are these. Dazzlings. They were originally [[SirensAreMermaids merhorse]] (hippocampi) versions of this sirens in Equestria before being banished to the human world by Star Swirl the Bearded. They managed to retain some of their magic in the human world, though, final battle aside, they are more-or-less human most of the time. [[HumanoidAbomination More or less]].
-->''"Listen -->''Listen to the sound of my voice\\
voice\\
Soon you'll find you don't have a choice\\
choice\\
Captured in the web of my song\\
song\\
Soon you'll all be singing along"''along...''



* [[ShoutOut Alluded to]] in ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'', "The Rainbow Connection".
-->'''Kermit:''' ''Is this the sweet sound that calls the young sailors? The voice might be one and the same...''



* ''Film/TronLegacy'': Female-appearing Programs called Sirens serve to equip the doomed {{CondemnedContestant}}s for the deadly [[BloodSport Game Grid]]. The only named one, Gem, [[spoiler: later leads Sam and Quorra into a trap set by her boss, Zues.]]

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* ''Film/TronLegacy'': Female-appearing Programs called Sirens serve to equip the doomed {{CondemnedContestant}}s for the deadly [[BloodSport Game Grid]]. The only named one, Gem, [[spoiler: later [[spoiler:later leads Sam and Quorra into a trap set by her boss, Zues.]]



* Creator/PiersAnthony's novel ''[[{{Xanth}} The Source Of Magic]]''. The Siren is the sister of the Gorgon and has a half-human body. While playing her dulcimer, she can sing an entrancing song that causes males to travel to her location.

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* Creator/PiersAnthony's novel ''[[{{Xanth}} ''[[Literature/{{Xanth}} The Source Of of Magic]]''. The Siren is the sister of the Gorgon and has a half-human body. While playing her dulcimer, she can sing an entrancing song that causes males to travel to her location.



-->'''The Sirens:'''(singing) ''I don't want to wait, for our lives to be over...''
-->'''Odysseus:''' (singing) ''I want to know right now, what will it be!'' How do I know the words?! I only know manly sea-chants!"

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-->'''The Sirens:'''(singing) ''I Sirens:''' ''[singing] I don't want to wait, for our lives to be over...''
-->'''Odysseus:''' (singing) ''I
''\\
'''Odysseus:''' ''[singing] I
want to know right now, what will it be!'' How do I know the words?! I only know manly sea-chants!"sea-chants!



* Hale from ''LostGirl'' as a very rare male example. His abilities range from knocking someone out and mind control down to [[MundaneUtility fixing a hangover headache]].

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* Hale from ''LostGirl'' ''Series/LostGirl'' as a very rare male example. His abilities range from knocking someone out and mind control down to [[MundaneUtility fixing a hangover headache]].






[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.
** The harpy is the Myth/GreekMythology [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harpy version]]; a bird/woman hybrid with an alluring voice that draws victims to its location.
** The sirine is a humanoid female with a voice that can charm all hostile creatures.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' has both harpies and sirens, who are both depicted as bird-women which have beautiful singing voices that can hypnotise listeners, though. Harpies have a [[CuteMonsterGirl more humanoid appearance]], but are vicious, cruel predators with a Usually ChaoticEvil CharacterAlignment and [[ThePigPen absolutely appalling hygiene]]. Sirens, meanwhile, are more monstrous (human-sized female hawks, owls or eagles with the faces of beautiful women), but also more benevolent (Usually ChaoticNeutral). The best illustration of the difference is how they treat their lovers since, as a OneGenderRace, they need to mate with humanoid men to procreate: harpies usually [[DeathBySex eat their lovers when they're finished]], and this is so ingrained in their twisted "culture" that it's actually considered ''shameful'' to let a lover live, whilst sirens dote on their lovers (or those they want to claim as their lovers) to the point they are known to commit suicide, or straight-up die of heartbreak, if those lovers run away.
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has Sirens as a monster race of [[AncientGrome Theros]]. Blue primary, black tertiary, bird wings, [[NonMammalMammaries breasts]], and legs, hypnotic voices, run the gamut from [[CuteMonsterGirl beautiful]] to hideous, collect everything from jewels to bones, and feed only on sapient species. Shipwrecked humans are their primary prey.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.
Myth/ClassicalMythology:
** The harpy is the Myth/GreekMythology [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harpy version]]; a bird/woman hybrid with an alluring voice that draws victims to its location.
** The sirine is a humanoid female with a voice that can charm all hostile creatures.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' has both harpies and
[[Literature/TheOdyssey Odysseus]] ran into two sirens, who are both depicted as were bird-women which who lured sailors with their enchanting voices and music. His men stuff their ears with wax, but, [[FatalFlaw true to]] [[{{Pride}} form]], Odysseus just has them tie him to the mast. Because he wants to hear the songs and be able to say that [[BadassBoast he's the only man to have heard the song and lived.]]
** In general (Greek): They were bird-women, they lured young sailors to their deaths via song that took them into rocky cliffs, there were between two and five, though [[RuleOfThree three was common]]. Their names were a little... [[TransliterationTrouble fluid]].
** In ''The Argonautica'' and it's film adaptation Film/JasonAndTheArgonauts, the Argonauts also run into the Sirens. They survive thanks to [[SpoonyBard Orpheus]] who sang an even more
beautiful singing voices song that can hypnotise listeners, though. Harpies have a [[CuteMonsterGirl more humanoid appearance]], but are vicious, cruel predators drowned out their call. Some versions of this one say that the Sirens were so heartbroken at being defeated that they cried out in anguish and [[DrivenToSuicide threw themselves off of their island]].
** A little known fact about the Sirens; they used to be friends
with a Usually ChaoticEvil CharacterAlignment and [[ThePigPen absolutely appalling hygiene]]. Sirens, meanwhile, are more monstrous (human-sized female hawks, owls or eagles with Persephone, Queen of the faces of Underworld. After she was kidnapped by Hades to be his wife, the unfortunate handmaidens were [[{{Metamorphosis}} transformed]] into bird women by Persephone's [[MamaBear vengeful mother, Demeter]] for failing to find her.
* Merrow in Myth/IrishMythology were similar; they were
beautiful women), but also more benevolent (Usually ChaoticNeutral). The best illustration of sea [[SirensAreMermaids mermaids]] who enchanted men into following them under the difference is how sea... where they treat would use their lovers since, as a OneGenderRace, they need to mate magic keep them alive and live HappilyEverAfter with humanoid men to procreate: harpies usually [[DeathBySex eat their lovers when they're finished]], and this is so ingrained in their twisted "culture" that it's actually considered ''shameful'' to let a lover live, whilst sirens dote on their lovers (or those they want to claim as their lovers) to the point they are known to commit suicide, or straight-up die of heartbreak, if those lovers run away.
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has Sirens as a monster race of [[AncientGrome Theros]]. Blue primary, black tertiary, bird wings, [[NonMammalMammaries breasts]], and legs, hypnotic voices, run the gamut from [[CuteMonsterGirl beautiful]] to hideous, collect everything from jewels to bones, and feed only on sapient species. Shipwrecked
them. Apparently, male humans are their primary prey. were more attractive than male merrow.



[[folder:Theatre]]
* ''Theatre/TheGoldenApple'', another loose Americanization of ''Literature/TheOdyssey'', represents the sirens as a group of singers in a waterfront dive who sing "Goona-Goona." In this tale, Ulysses doesn't think to plug his men's ears, and most of them end up shanghaied.

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[[folder:Theatre]]
[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* ''Theatre/TheGoldenApple'', another loose Americanization of ''Literature/TheOdyssey'', represents the sirens as a group of singers [[ShoutOut Alluded to]] in a waterfront dive who sing "Goona-Goona." In ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'', "The Rainbow Connection".
-->'''Kermit:''' ''Is
this tale, Ulysses doesn't think to plug his men's ears, the sweet sound that calls the young sailors? The voice might be one and most of them end up shanghaied.the same...''



[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
** The harpy is the Myth/GreekMythology [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harpy version]]; a bird/woman hybrid with an alluring voice that draws victims to its location.
** The sirine is a humanoid female with a voice that can charm all hostile creatures.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' has both harpies and sirens, who are both depicted as bird-women which have beautiful singing voices that can hypnotise listeners, though. Harpies have a [[CuteMonsterGirl more humanoid appearance]], but are vicious, cruel predators with a Usually ChaoticEvil CharacterAlignment and [[ThePigPen absolutely appalling hygiene]]. Sirens, meanwhile, are more monstrous (human-sized female hawks, owls or eagles with the faces of beautiful women), but also more benevolent (Usually ChaoticNeutral). The best illustration of the difference is how they treat their lovers since, as a OneGenderRace, they need to mate with humanoid men to procreate: harpies usually [[DeathBySex eat their lovers when they're finished]], and this is so ingrained in their twisted "culture" that it's actually considered ''shameful'' to let a lover live, whilst sirens dote on their lovers (or those they want to claim as their lovers) to the point they are known to commit suicide, or straight-up die of heartbreak, if those lovers run away.
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has Sirens as a monster race of [[AncientGrome Theros]]. Blue primary, black tertiary, bird wings, [[NonMammalMammaries breasts]], and legs, hypnotic voices, run the gamut from [[CuteMonsterGirl beautiful]] to hideous, collect everything from jewels to bones, and feed only on sapient species. Shipwrecked humans are their primary prey.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Theater]]
* ''Theatre/TheGoldenApple'', another loose Americanization of ''Literature/TheOdyssey'', represents the sirens as a group of singers in a waterfront dive who sing "Goona-Goona." In this tale, Ulysses doesn't think to plug his men's ears, and most of them end up shanghaied.
[[/folder]]



* [[ShoutOut Referenced]] in the game ''VideoGame/ForbiddenSiren'', no actual "Siren" creature is featured but there's certainly a sound that lures the inhabitants of a town [[TheUndead to their doom]]...

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* ''VideoGame/ForbiddenSiren'':
**
[[ShoutOut Referenced]] in the game ''VideoGame/ForbiddenSiren'', first game: no actual "Siren" creature is featured but there's certainly a sound that lures the inhabitants of a town [[TheUndead to their doom]]...



*** She appears in the {{Machinima}} adaptation ''The Sorceress War'' as Selphie's summon. Selphie summons her to fight the Elvoret in Dollet (the monster from whom she is Drawn in the game) and she seems to have powers more like a banshee as her voice deafens the monster long enough for Squall to kill it.



[[folder:Web Animation]]
* Siren appears in the ''Videogame/FinalFantasyVIII'' {{Machinima}} adaptation ''The Sorceress War'' as Selphie's summon. Selphie summons her to fight the Elvoret in Dollet (the monster from whom she is Drawn in the game) and she seems to have powers more like a banshee as her voice deafens the monster long enough for Squall to kill it.
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* Three sirens pop up in "The Scotsman Saves Jack", an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''. The Scotsman doesn't demonstrate any particular willpower, he just doesn't like the music. They aren't bird-women or fish-people, they're fully human-looking...[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toAWvBd7FXY except for]] [[PowerGlows the glow]]. And then we find out that they're a ScaledUp three-headed...[[SequentialBoss thing]]. Still called sirens, though.
** [[spoiler:Apparently hydras and sirens decided to mingle over the years...]]

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* Three sirens pop up in "The Scotsman Saves Jack", an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''. The Scotsman doesn't demonstrate any particular willpower, he just doesn't like the music. They aren't bird-women or fish-people, they're fully human-looking...[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toAWvBd7FXY except for]] [[PowerGlows the glow]]. And then we find out that they're a ScaledUp three-headed...[[SequentialBoss thing]]. Still called sirens, though.
**
though. [[spoiler:Apparently hydras and sirens decided to mingle over the years...]]



** Make them the top of some kind of sea monster that lurches out when boats get close enough.
* In the ''[[WesternAnimation/TheGodzillaPowerHour Hanna Barbera Godzilla,]]'' the ''Calico'' washes up on the shore of a cursed island ruled by a siren named Morphea and her two sisters. In addition to MindControl powers, they also have a pet giant Chimera for Godzilla to fight.

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** Make them the top of some kind of sea monster that lurches out when boats get close enough.
* In the ''[[WesternAnimation/TheGodzillaPowerHour Hanna Barbera Godzilla,]]'' Godzilla]]'', the ''Calico'' washes up on the shore of a cursed island ruled by a siren named Morphea and her two sisters. In addition to MindControl powers, they also have a pet giant Chimera for Godzilla to fight.



-->''"When I say 'Siren Says' you do\\
Exactly whatever I told you to\\
But if you do something Siren didn't say\\
You gotta go back--that's how we play"''

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-->''"When -->''When I say 'Siren Says' "Siren Says" you do\\
do\\
Exactly whatever I told you to\\
to\\
But if you do something Siren didn't say\\
say\\
You gotta go back--that's back -- that's how we play"''play''



12th Sep '16 7:58:15 PM OmegaKross
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** The second game does feature an actual siren, which looks like a bizarre sort of mermaid thing when it's finally shown.
9th Sep '16 4:11:05 PM Grug
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* ''VideoGame/PathOfExile'': The Act 1 final boss, Merveil, is one of these, who causes shipwrecks and captures male sailors to produce monstrous "children" for her. Her first form is that of a beautiful sorceress, but hurt her enough and she reverts into a squid-like monster. Her den is also brimming with treasure from shipwrecks she caused, though ironically the player can't take any of it because the gold and jewels of her hoard are worthless in Wraeclast.
28th Aug '16 1:50:48 AM Az_Tech341
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* The ballad "[[Myth/{{Lorelei}} Loreley]]" by Heinrich Heine tells of Loreley, a beautiful fairy woman who used to sit on the Loreley rock overlooking the Rhine, and, by singing and combing her hair, would lure skippers on the river to their death in the dangerous waters below the rock.

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* The ballad "[[Myth/{{Lorelei}} Loreley]]" by Heinrich Heine tells of Loreley, a beautiful fairy woman who used to sit on the Loreley rock overlooking the Rhine, and, by singing and combing her hair, would lure skippers on the river to their death deaths in the dangerous waters below the rock.
28th Aug '16 12:55:51 AM LordGro
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* A famous German poem by Heinrich Heine describes the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorelei Lorelei]], a beautiful maiden who sat on a rock in the middle of the Rhine, singing and combing her hair, who lured sailors to their deaths. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdOUWbYnsFA Set to music]] by Friedrich Silcher, it has become one of the most beloved German folk-songs.

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* A famous German poem The ballad "[[Myth/{{Lorelei}} Loreley]]" by Heinrich Heine describes the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorelei Lorelei]], tells of Loreley, a beautiful maiden fairy woman who sat used to sit on a the Loreley rock in the middle of overlooking the Rhine, and, by singing and combing her hair, who lured sailors would lure skippers on the river to their deaths. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdOUWbYnsFA Set to music]] by Friedrich Silcher, it has become one of death in the most beloved German folk-songs.dangerous waters below the rock.
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