Odysseus and the Sirens (or the mermaids, maybe)

Once he hears to his heart's content, sails on, a wiser man.
We know all the pains that the Greeks and Trojans once endured on the spreading plain of Troy when the gods willed it so all that comes to pass on the fertile earth, we know it all! Odysseus was curious as to what the Sirens sang to him, so, on Circe's advice, he had all of his sailors plug their ears with beeswax and tie him to the mast.
He ordered his men to leave him tied tightly to the mast, no matter how much he would beg.
When he heard their beautiful song, he ordered the sailors to untie him but they bound him tighter.
When they had passed out of earshot, Odysseus demonstrated with his frowns to be released.
There's a certain confusion between the therm "Siren" and "Mermaid" , specially in Italian language, where booth of the words are spelled in the same way: Sirena.
When we think about "Siren" , most of people think about those beautiful half fish - half women creature, enchanting the sailors by their singing and their beauty.
But Here we are talking about something else..
In Greek mythology, the Sirens (Greek singular: Σειρήν Seirēn; Greek plural: Σειρῆνες Seirēnes) were dangerous and beautiful creatures, portrayed as femme fatales who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island

Ulysses and The Sirens
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