Ivan Bilibin was a Russian artist who drew heavily on Slavic mythology.

Bird Alkonost Птица Алконост, Artist: Ivan Bilibin Completion Date: 1905 Style: Art Nouveau (Modern)

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.

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…

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