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Slavic mythology. Sirin by Vasylina Slavic mythology. Sirin by Vasylina

Sirin is a mythological creature of Russian legends, with the head and chest of a beautiful woman and the body of a bird. According to myth, the Sirins lived "in Indian lands" near Eden or around the Euphrates River.

These half-women half-birds are directly based on the Greek myths and later folklore about sirens. They were usually portrayed wearing a crown or with a nimbus. Sirins sang beautiful songs to the saints, foretelling future joys. For mortals, however, the birds were dangerous. Men who heard them would forget everything on earth, follow them, and ultimately die. People would attempt to save themselves from Sirins by shooting cannons, ringing bells and making other loud noises to scare the bird off. Later (17-18th century), the image of Sirins changed and they started to symbolize world harmony (as they live near paradise). People in those times believed only really happy people could hear a Sirin, while only very few could see one because she is as fast and difficult to catch as human happiness. She symbolizes eternal joy and heavenly happiness.

Сирин, в славянской мифологии одна из райских птиц, даже самое ее название созвучно с названием рая: Ирий. Однако это мифическое создание отнюдь не светлые Алконост и Гамаюн.

Сирин - темная птица, темная сила, посланница властелина подземного мира. От головы до пояса Сирин - женщина несравненной красоты, от пояса же - птица.

Кто послушает ее голос, забывает обо всем на свете, но скоро обрекается на беды и несчастья, а то и умирает, причем нет сил, чтобы заставить его не слушать голос Сирин. А голос этот - истинное блаженство!

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Well... This is amazing, and now I have to try drawing some! Thank you for inspiring and for reminding me that Sirens and Harpies are NOT the same thing!!!!
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man that reminded me of witcher 3... that couple in blood and wines!! 
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Incredible! 
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Nice
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Looks buzzy az
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wouldn't that be a harpie? and aren't siren also water creatures?
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Vasylina Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
It's not a siren, it is Sirin, a female bird.
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Well they sound the same
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Looks powerful
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Wow this is incredible! :star: out of this world!
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Wonderful !
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Thank you so much for not making the siren aquatic! I've seen so many siren art pieces making them aquatic when they are not in mythology. 
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I say this is a Birdwoman.;) (Wink) 
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Cool art :)
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o.O
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So she's like a mermaid but in the forest ^^ She looks realistic and the colours are wonderful.
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I really like the design of the head and torso:)
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Cool!
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Beautiful
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I never heard of this creature before, she's a lot more interesting than the woman-fish siren. Is there a male version of these?
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Slavs have no mythological men-birds. Sirin, Alkonost, Gamayun and Stratim, all of them women. But there are fairy-tale characters. Finist the Bright Falcon: www.oldrussia.net/story.html
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I'm new to Slavs mythology, it's interesting though. Thanks for the read.
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awesome work !
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amazing :)
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That's beautiful.  Surprisingly sophisticated garment and tiara for a woman who is half-bird, but we'll call it artistic license and move on. ;-)
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beautiful <3
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She is breathtaking. Alluring and terrifying  -  as the feminine ought to be ;) 
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well done ! 
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Amazing work Vasylina!!!!
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