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"If anyone unwarily draws in too close and nears the singing of the Sirens, his wife and children will never welcome him home again, for they sit in a green field and warble him to death with the sweetness of their song. There is a great heap of dead men's bones lying all around, with flesh still rotting off them. Therefore pass theses Sirens by....."
The Odyssey, Homer
"Supernatural forces springs from the fusion of two biologically different entities, opposites that embrace and explain practically everything."
The myth of the mermaid have always fascinated me. The notion of the Siren leading a man to death is the predominate interpretation and yet Carl Jung goes beyond this obvious first reading to the notion that in the sailor embracing the mermaid we have yet another metaphor of our irrepressible longing to connect our physical existence with the supernatural world.