Sirin bird
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Sirin bird

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Calcite

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80 х 50 х 110 mm

SKU: P62
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Sirin bird is an enigmatic fairy maiden-bird from Old Russian legends and mythic tales. Her images have remained among illustrations of ancient manuscripts, on jewels of the epoch of Kiev Russia, and in carvings of white-stone cathedrals. Sirin in Old Russian folklore is a big, strong, and multi-coloured buxon maiden-bird, with a stern face and a crown on her head. The analog and even most likely the predecessor of Russian Sirin are the Greek Sirens, whose magic singing carried away sailors, making their ships perish in the deep sea. Russian Sirin came to be endowed with magic functions of protective nature, and they personify beauty, happiness and joy of living.