We began by looking into myths and legends. We have decided to start looking into Medusa, as it is the most famous myth. The story is below.
From this point, we started looking into Perseus. This is the story below.
We then decided to look into Sirens, as mermaids are intriguing to us both and we have both watched documentaries about them in the past.
The were beautiful but dangerous that lured the sailors with their beautiful voices to their doom, causing the ships to crash on the reefs near their island. They were the daughters of the river god , while their mother may have been Terpsichore, Melpomene, Sterope or Chthon. Although closely linked to marine environments, they were not considered sea deities. The texts mentioning the provide different opinions as to their number and their names; some mention two or three; others mention more.The were probably considered the companions of , daughter of goddess . The latter had given them wings in order to protect her daughter; however, after 's abduction from , cursed them. The ' song was a beautiful, yet sad melody, eternally calling for 's return.The encountered the but successfully evaded them; , who was on board, started playing his lyre so beautifully that the music completely drowned the ' song. Another well-known encounter is that described in the Odyssey; , advised by , plugged the crew's ears with wax and ordered them to bind him on the mast of the ship. He also told them that no matter how much he begged, they should not untie him. When they passed near the ' island, started begging his shipmates to let him go, but none heard him; instead, they tied him even more. After they passed, let them know that they were now in safe waters.