Sirin is a mythological creature of Russian legends, with the head and chest of a beautiful woman and the body of a bird   (usually an owl).  Sometimes Sirins are seen as a metaphor for God's word going into the soul of a man. Sometimes they are seen as a metaphor of heretics tempting the weak.

Sirin is a mythological creature of Russian legends, with the head and chest of a beautiful woman and the body of a bird (usually an owl). Sometimes Sirins are seen as a metaphor for God's word going into the soul of a man. Sometimes they are seen as a metaphor of heretics tempting the weak.

Clark & Sellers (American, active 20th century). Tattoo Design with a Dragon and Snake (Inspired by Japanese Examples), ca. 1900-1945. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1946 (46.24.6)

Clark & Sellers (American, active 20th century). Tattoo Design with a Dragon and Snake (Inspired by Japanese Examples), ca. 1900-1945. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1946 (46.24.6)

La Lechuza- South American folklore: an old woman witch that can turn into a huge barn owl and swoop down and prey on young men.

La Lechuza- South American folklore: an old woman witch that can turn into a huge barn owl and swoop down and prey on young men.

Hokhoku- North American  folklore: a huge bird that hunts and eats humans by crushing their skulls and eating their brains.

Hokhoku- North American folklore: a huge bird that hunts and eats humans by crushing their skulls and eating their brains.

Atlantis - a sunken continent or archipelago Plato's invention? (Arguments for and against the attempts of Atlantis and its localization). A. ..

Atlantis - a sunken continent or archipelago Plato's invention? (Arguments for and against the attempts of Atlantis and its localization). A. ..

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