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Siren, 400 BC -- though it looks more like a harpy to me. I suppose that's a matter of perspective. :D

Siren, 400 BC -- though it looks more like a harpy to me. I suppose that's a matter of perspective.

hans thoma,“siren” - this is really what they look like

Hans Thoma Siren (Sirene) pen and ink drawing on paper x cm 1892 monogrammed and dated

Sirin and Alkonost—The Birds of Joy and Sorrow (1896), Viktor Vasnetsov

nigra-lux: “ VASNETSOV, Viktor Mikhaylovich Sirin and Alkonost – Birds of Joy and Sorrow, details 1896 Ed.

(Gamayun) is a prophetic bird of Russian Folklore. A symbol of wisdom and knowledge, it lives on an island in the east, close to paradise. Like the Sirin and the Alkonost, the Gamayun is normally depicted as a large bird with a woman's head.

(Gamayun) is a prophetic bird of Russian Folklore. A symbol of wisdom and knowledge, it lives on an island in the east, close to paradise. Like the Sirin and the Alkonost, the Gamayun is normally depicted as a large bird with a woman's head.

Набойка.Конец 17 века.Центральная Россия

Набойка.Конец 17 века.Центральная Россия

Marble stele (grave marker) of a youth and little girl with capital and finial in the form of a sphinx. Greek, Attic, Archaic, ca. 530 BC.

Sphinx-shaped finial of a marble grave stele (total height: cm) of a youth and a little girl, Attica, ca. Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Inv.

STATUETTE FÉMININE EN CUIVRE, BACTRIANE, FIN DU 3E MILLÉNAIRE AV.J.C. - Statuette[...], mis en vente lors de la vente "Arts d'Orient dont la Collection Françoise et Claude Bourelier" à Artcurial - Briest-Poulain-F.Tajan | Auction.fr

STATUETTE FÉMININE EN CUIVRE, BACTRIANE, FIN DU 3E MILLÉNAIRE AV.J.C. - Statuette[...], mis en vente lors de la vente "Arts d'Orient dont la Collection Françoise et Claude Bourelier" à Artcurial - Briest-Poulain-F.Tajan | Auction.fr

Купить Корыто старинное 19в "Сирины" - Сирин, птица Сирин, артефакт, старинный, старина

Купить Корыто старинное 19в "Сирины" - Сирин, птица Сирин, артефакт, старинный, старина

A Magnificent and Important Greek Early Classical Bronze Mirror, the Handle in the Form of a Woman Surmounting Base with Three Bovine Feet Bronze, Early Classical, ca. 460-450 B.C.E.

A Magnificent and Important Greek Early Classical Bronze Mirror, the Handle in the Form of a Woman Surmounting Base with Three Bovine Feet Bronze, Early Classical, ca.

Bird Alkonost - Ivan Bilibin

Illustration for Alexander Pushkin's 'Fairytale of the Tsar Saltan', 1905 - Ivan Bilibin

Райская Сирины лубок (Sirin Luboks | Сирин лубка) Птицы.

Райская Сирины лубок (Sirin Luboks | Сирин лубка) Птицы.

Hermann Historica - Internationales Auktionshaus für Antiken, Alte Waffen, Orden und Ehrenzeichen, Historische Sammlungsstücke

Hermann Historica - Internationales Auktionshaus für Antiken, Alte Waffen, Orden und Ehrenzeichen, Historische Sammlungsstücke

Semargl or Simargl is a deity or mythical creature in East Slavic mythology, depicted as a winged lion or dog. An idol of Semargl was present in the pantheon of Great Prince Vladimir I of Kiev. It may be the equivalent of Simurgh in Persian mythology which is also represented as a griffin with a dog body. But according to Vyacheslav Vsevolodovich Ivanov and Vladimir Toporov, the name comes from the Slavonic Sedmor (with seven heads)

Semargl or Simargl is a deity or mythical creature in East Slavic mythology…