Siren Song

In case you missed it, Paris Hilton’s latest ‘scent’ has a potentially Classical bent. Here’s a photo (via People):

from People Magazine
from People Magazine

Sez the heiress:

Siren is all about being sexy in a playful way. I feel irresistible as a mermaid,What girl doesn’t want to have fun being a fantasy creature that men can’t resist?

What many folks might not realize is that the Sirens of the area of our purview (i.e. the ones which tried to lure Odysseus et al) were half-bird/half-woman … not the ‘mermaid’ of popular culture (not sure when they ‘mermaid’ portrayal began):

from Wikimedia Commons
from Wikimedia Commons

The Wikipedia article on sirens is useful …

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