Friday, March 5, 2010

scary women

The Pictorial Arts: Ulysses and the Sirens

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2 comments:

  1. If that were an accurate reenactment, that whole wax-in-the-ears thing would be totally useless, man.

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  2. LOL! But what a way to go....;-) *

    Of course, the ancient Greeks thought the Sirens were half-birds. The whole mermaid image didn't come along until the Middle Ages. I guess the painter didn't want his audience to confuse them with Harpies.

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