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Siren
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

In Greek mythology, the Sirens (Greek singular: Σειρήν Seirēn; Greek plural: Σειρῆνες Seirēnes) were dangerous creatures, portrayed as seductresses who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island. Roman poets placed them on an island called Sirenum scopuli. In some later, rationalized traditions, the literal geography of the “flowery” island of Anthemoessa, or Anthemusa, is fixed: sometimes on Cape Pelorum and at others in the islands known as the Sirenuse, near Paestum, or in Capreae. All such locations were surrounded by cliffs and rocks.

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’ Helen 167, Helen in her anguish calls upon “Winged maidens, daughters of the Earth”). Although they lured mariners, for the Greeks the Sirens in their “meadow starred with flowers” were not sea deities. Roman writers linked the Sirens more closely to the sea, as daughters of Phorcys.

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 (Tzetzes, ad Lycophron 7l2) or Parthenope, Ligeia, and Leucosia (Eustathius, loc. cit.; Strabo v. §246, 252 ; Servius’ commentary on Virgil’s Georgics iv. 562); Eustathius (Commentaries §1709) states that they were two, Aglaopheme and Thelxiepeia. Their individual names are variously rendered in the later sources as Thelxiepeia/Thelxiope/Thelxinoe, Molpe, Aglaophonos/Aglaope/Aglaopheme, Pisinoe/Peisinoë/Peisithoe, Parthenope, Ligeia, Leucosia, Raidne, and Teles.

The Sirens of Greek mythology are sometimes portrayed in later folklore as fully aquatic and mermaid-like; the fact that in Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Romanian and Portuguese the word for mermaid is respectively Sirena, Sirène, Sirena, Syrena, Sirenă and Sereia, and that in biology the Sirenia comprise an order of fully aquatic mammals that includes the dugong and manatee, add to the visual confusion, so that Sirens are even represented as mermaids. However, “the sirens, though they sing to mariners, are not sea-maidens,” Harrison had cautioned; “they dwell on an island in a flowery meadow.”
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I knew I wanted to be an artist at age 4 (Full story: Click on full portfolio, Click on my name)

I am permanently disabled and work at home. Previously, I have been employed as Art Director at California Manufacturers Association and Production Artist at SMW Communications of Sacramento CA.

I studied art at The Academy of Art in San Francisco 1977-79
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Oils. Acrylics. Watercolors. Pastels. Inks. Charcoals. Graphites.

Currently I am focused and self taught in Digital Art.

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Comments

  • BasantSoni
    BasantSoniabout 3 years ago

    Magical presentation ..

  • THANX KINDLY MY FRIEND BASANT!!

    – Tammera

  • edy4sure
    edy4sureabout 3 years ago

    Like WOW! this is sooo beautiful!

  • AWWW….WHAT A GREAT COMPLIMENT …THANX SO KINDLY HON!!..;-D

    – Tammera

  • carlosramos
    carlosramosabout 3 years ago

    Fantastic creation !

  • AWWW….HOW WONDERFUL YOUR WORDS ARE TO ME….
    THANK YOU KINDLY CARLOS…;-D

    – Tammera

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelabout 3 years ago

    stunning magical work

  • THANK YOU SO KINDLY HON…;-D

    – Tammera

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...about 3 years ago

    Tammera, ALL SO BEAUTIFUL, THE WRITE AND THE IMAGE EXCELLENT BEAUTIFUL AND SPLENDID ALL MY LOVED N.J.

  • GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN MY DEAR NORMA-JEAN!!….
    THANX EVER SO KINDLY HON!…;-D

    – Tammera

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterabout 3 years ago

    beautiful xx

  • THANK YOU LYNN!!

    – Tammera

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 3 years ago

    LOVELY AND INTERESTING TOO LIZ

  • AWW….THANX SO MUCH LIZ…;-D

    – Tammera

  • Renate  Dartois
    Renate Dartoisabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful art-work dear Tammera-love the colors and like always enjoy your informative text.

  • AWWW….I AM SO HAPPY YOU ALSO ENJOY THE INFORMATION…
    I FOUND IT VERY INTERESTING MYSELF!!
    THANX AGAIN HON!!

    – Tammera

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenabout 3 years ago

    Love the story behind the image! Another great piece!

  • SO HAPPY YOU HAVE ENJOYED THE INFORMATION AS WELL….
    I FOUND IT VERY INTERESTING MYSELF!!
    THANX AGAIN KAREN!!…;-D

    – Tammera

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...about 3 years ago

    Gorgeous, Tammera . . . love the blues . . .

  • YES ME TOO…WAS CRAVING BLUES FOR SOME REASON WHEN I DID THIS PIECE…
    SO MUCH OF MY WORK IS DRIVEN ON COLOR CRAVINGS!!
    THANX EVER SO MUCH AND ALWAYS FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!!

    – Tammera

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