Gamayun, one of three prophetic birds of Russian folklore, alongside Alkonost and Sirin (painting by Viktor Vasnetsov, 1897).

Gamayun, one of three prophetic birds of Russian folklore, alongside Alkonost and Sirin by Viktor Vasnetsov, 1897

Виктор Васнецов. Сирин и Алконост  1896

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Mythological Bird-Woman Gamayun - Elena Yakubovich

Elena Yakubovich Painting - Mythological Bird-woman Gamayun - Elena Yakubovich by Elena Yakubovich

The bird Gamayun by Handwolfy.deviantart.com on @deviantART

DragonsFaeriesElves&theUnseen : Gamayun Prophetic bird of Russia

The Alkonost and the Gamayun are mythological creatures with the body of a bird and the head of a beautiful woman. They derive from Slavic and Old Russian folklore, and are described as mythical beings that have the ability to mesmerize humans with their enchanting voices.

Viktor Vasnetsov Sirin (left) and Alkonost (right): Birds of Joy and Sorrow 1896

Alkonost Bird by Ink-Yami.deviantart.com on @DeviantArt

Sirin and Alkonost — Paradise songbirds in slavic culture. The Sirin is commonly depicted as a bird-like creature with uncovered female head and breasts. According to the legends, Sirin Bird.

hideback: “ Victor Vasnetsov (Russian, Gamaun, The Prophetic Bird, 1897 More Vasnetsov on hideback ” Those eyes got a thousand yard stare if I’ve ever seen one.

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