Ulysses¬†encountered the Siren’s on his epic odyssey. He made his men tie him to the mast so that he could hear their song but not succumb to its lure.

The song of the Siren’s has come to symbolise something exquisitely beautiful and irresistible¬†yet fatally dangerous. Having been born of the sea, the metaphor has most often been applied to the lure or the ocean.