Sirin? From a series of 127 woodcuts by Melchior Lorck, German, 1582 | Melchior Lorck, vol.III, catalogue raisonné, I, The Turkish Publication, Copenhagen, 2009, no. 124

Harpy - Book illustration of an unidentified mythical, bird-like creature with a long tail and human head, wearing a hat with two long feathers. Taken from a series of 127 woodcuts by Melchior Lorck, German, 1582

Россия.Райская птица Сирин.1820 Mention of them remained in Russian chronicles. A picture of illustrations preserved in ancient manuscripts, the jewelry of Kievan Rus, in the threads of white stone cathedrals of Kiev to Vladimir-Suzdal. Sirin and Alkonost - bird-maidens of ancient legends and stories.

Россия.Райская птица Сирин.1820 Mention of them remained in Russian chronicles. A picture of illustrations preserved in ancient manuscripts, the jewelry of Kievan Rus, in the threads of white stone cathedrals of Kiev to Vladimir-Suzdal. Sirin and Alkonost - bird-maidens of ancient legends and stories.

Medieval monsters http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/2015/04/ten-things-to-know-about-medieval-monsters.html

Bird-woman mermaid, alluring siren at sea, sings so enchantingly there’s no time to plea. You’re entranced, you’re drawn in. Those tail swishes! Next you’re asleep and then: food for the fishes.

Sirin is a mythological creature of Russian legends, with the head and chest of a beautiful woman and the body of a bird (usually an owl). 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…

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

Изображение  Птицы Алконост Середина XVIII в. Ярославль, ксилография, раскрашенная цветной акварелью, 380х310 мм.., оригинал -- экспонат Музея народной Графики (Москва)

Изображение Птицы Алконост Середина XVIII в. Ярославль, ксилография, раскрашенная цветной акварелью, 380х310 мм.., оригинал -- экспонат Музея народной Графики (Москва)

Hand Painted Silk Scarf Wall Hanging Original Painting  Sirin

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Harpy - pretty girl with golden hair and a tiara and bird wings plus feet eating a killed dove - Greek Mythology; They depicted the four Winds and were related to Zephnir, the God of Wind and also to Iris.

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