Many pine to hear more of Pamella's songs and to caress her beautiful figure. She is willing to oblige their wishes, for it is then they will be ensnared within her trap. Unaware of the dark side of the forest, they experience splitting pain as their souls are wrenched from their earthly bodies. What is beautiful on the outside may not be on the inside. All mortals would be wise to remember this.
Pamella or Pamela is a feminine name of Old Greek origin; the meaning is "all black; all sweetness, honey". The name was invented in the 16th century by the Elizabethan poet Sir Philip Sidney for his pastoral work Countess of Pembroke's "Arcadia" (1590). He could have derived the name from the Old Greek Pammelas, of the elements pan ("all, every") and melas ("black, dark"), or else the second element could have been meli ("bee, honey").
In Greek mythology, the Sirens were dangerous yet beautiful creatures, portrayed as femmes fatales who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island. Sirens were believed to combine women and birds in various ways. In early Greek art, Sirens were represented as birds with large women's heads, bird feathers and scaly feet. Later, they were represented as female figures with the legs of birds, with or without wings, playing a variety of musical instruments, especially harps. Later Sirens were sometimes depicted as beautiful women, whose bodies, not only their voices, are seductive.
Artwork by Wagner Bruno.