Artist @Ozmone - Homage to Capri, known in Greek mythology as the isle of the Sirens. The mural is located near the center of Anacapri, in front of the famous "casa rossa" in P.zza La Torre.
In Greek mythology, the Sirens were dangerous creatures, who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island.
Ancient descriptions depict them as birds with beautiful human heads. The fact that their images are often found on ancient Greek tombs tells us they might have been funerary deities. It was the Romans who started looking at them as sea deities more and depicting them as mermaids. Roman writers also suggest that the sirens are daughters of Phorcys, the God of the Sea.
Mentioned in Homer's "The Odyssey" "Ulysses knew that he couldn’t stop even his most stoic sailors from succumbing to the luring song of the sirens. As the ships sailed by, he ordered his sailors to fill their ears with wax as to not hear the seducing songs. Ulysses himself, however, wanted to hear the sirens’ beautiful voices so he tied himself to the ships mast so that he couldn’t escape." #capri