sirens of naples
The myth of the sirens originated with the story of Ulysses coming across the sirens island and plugging up his sailors ears with beeswax and tieing himself to the mast of his ship as he wanted to hear the song of the sirens. In Greek mythology sirens are described as beautiful but dangerous creatures whose bodies and voices are seductive.
According to the legend Caprae was the Island they lived on. This Island, today called Capri, is located offshore of Naples. On a two week excursion to Naples I wanted to know if the myth of the sirens is still alive today and if the characteristics of the modern Neapolitan women hold any similarity to their mythical ancestors.