Saturday, October 30, 2010

Myths and Legends: Odysseus and the Sirens

Odysseus and the Sirens. To find out more about the Sirens, see this Wikipedia article: link; for information about the image: image source.

This vase painting depicts a famous scene from the Odyssey when Odysseus manages to listen to the son of the bird-women, the Sirens, by making his men fill their ears with wax, while Odysseus has himself tied to the mast so that he can listen to the Siren song without being seduced by its ineluctable summons. Here are more depictions of Odysseus and the Sirens.

You can also find more myths and legends for the week of Oct. 28- Nov. 3 here. For more information and links to the actual javascript code, see the Myths & Legends Widget Reference Page.