How do sirens lure travelers to their destruction?

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In ancient Greek mythology, sirens are beautiful but dangerous creatures that lure sailors to their deaths with golden voices. The sirens' songs would be so beautiful that entranced sailors would find themselves irresistibly drawn towards the island where these beguiling creatures live. Consequently, the sailors' ships would be wrecked against...

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In ancient Greek mythology, sirens are beautiful but dangerous creatures that lure sailors to their deaths with golden voices. The sirens' songs would be so beautiful that entranced sailors would find themselves irresistibly drawn towards the island where these beguiling creatures live. Consequently, the sailors' ships would be wrecked against the rocks, leading to death for all those on board.

One of the most famous examples of the sirens in action comes from the Odyssey. Odysseus is curious to experience the fabled beauty of the sirens' gorgeous melodies for himself, but on Circe's advice he orders his men to strap him to the mast while they plug up their ears. This way Odysseus gets to hear the sirens' legendary song without his ship being wrecked.

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