Sirin (in Russian: Сирин) is a Slavic creature mythological which one more particularly finds in the Russian legends. It with the head and the bust of very a beautiful woman and the body of a bird (usually a Owl). It is one of the birds prophetic Russian folklore with Alkonost and Gamayun. In accordance with the legend, she lives in the “Indian grounds” near to Eden or around the river Euphrate.
Half-bird, half-woman it owes her existence with the Greek legends on the Sirène S. Its song bewitches people who lose the memory of it. Only a happy man can hear this song. She sings mélodieuses songs with the Saints, predicting future joys to them. However, for the mortals, these birds were dangerous. The men who listened to them forgot all on ground, until drinking and to eat, finally followed them and ended up dying. In order to dissuade the bird, people tried to escape Sirin while drawing from the blows from gun, while pressing on the bells or by making noise quite simply. Rare are those which can see it because it flies very quickly.
Sometimes Sirin is regarded as a Métaphore word of God entering the heart of the man. Sometimes she is seen as a metaphor trying weak the Hérétique S. Sirin was also regarded as a siren or the equivalent of the Polish Wila. In the Russian folklore, Sirin was associated to the theologist and holy Éphrem the Syrian. The provincial lyric poets as Nikolay Klyuev often used Sirin like Synonyme with poet.
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