Sirens and Odysseus
Due to their chants, the Sirens were a real danger for sailors because they ran aground or sank listening to them. In order to pass unscathed, Odysseus had himself tied up to the mast of the ship and filled his sailors’ ears with wax.
Devido ao seu canto, as sereias constituíam verdadeiro perigo para os navegantes que se encalhavam ou afundavam a ouvi-las. Para passar incólume, Odisseus fez-se amarrar ao mastro do navio e encheu de cera os ouvidos dos marinheiros.
Unknown (1th century)-'Sirens and Odysseus'-Roman mosaic Tunis-Musée du Bardo (from house of Dionysos and Ulysses-Thugga)
John William Waterhouse (1849-1917)-'Sirens and Odysseus'-oil on canvas-1891 Melbourne-National Gallery of Victoria
Alessandro Allori (1535-1607)-'Sirens and Odysseus'-fresco-1560 Firenze-Banca Toscana
Francesco Primaticcio (ca 1504-1570)-'Sirens and Odysseus'-oil on canvas Private collection
Friedrich Preller the young (1858-1901)-'Sirens and Odysseus'-oil on canvas Leipzig-Museum der Bildenden Kunste