Sirens Legend Painting Vlad Tasoff.
Oil on board, 2016
Sirens legend painting Vlad Tasoff now available for sale. Size of work: 23.6 x 31.5 inches. Price : 3750$.
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Sirens – Who Were They?
The three Sirens that were written about the most in Greek Mythology were Pisinoe, Aglaope and Thelxiepi, all daughters of the river god, Achelous. One of them played the lyre, one played the flute and another one sang. Legend has it that Demeter, the goddess of harvest and fertility, turned the Sirens into the half-woman, half-bird creatures when the three failed to save Demeter’s daughter, Persephone. Persephone was kidnapped by the god of the Underworld, Hades.
Resisting the Sounds of the Sirens
There are only two stories of men resisting the Sirens. In the story Odyssey, Odysseus ordered his men to put beeswax in their ears so they couldn’t hear the music as they sailed by. His men tied Odysseus to the ship’s mast so he could hear the enchanting tunes but wouldn’t be able to swim ashore.
Jason and the Argonauts were also saved because they had Orpheus, (a talented musician) on board with them. He played music that was even more beautiful so the men hardly heard the sound of the Sirens.
With the Sirens, mythology has created a physical personification of the danger of falling for a beautiful woman.
As any man knows, beautiful women can be dangerous. In Greek mythology, some beautiful women can be straight up deadly.
The Sirens of Greek mythology began specifically as a group of creatures who looked like beautiful women, but were really man-eating beasts. They sat on the shore and sang with voices so seductive and compelling that anyone who heard their song became absolutely mesmerized with them. So mesmerized, in fact, that they became obsessed with reaching the shore to get closer to the sound.
Sirens Legend by Vlad Tasoff contains numerous artifacts from the bottom of the Pacific ocean, wonderfully harmonized with the images of the sirens.