Birds with Arms Picture

Sirin is a maider-bird that sings the eternal song of sadness. Alkonost is a maiden-bird of Dawn that sings the song of joy (and also brings you apples of eternal youth and stuff). Gamayun is a prophetic maiden-bird.

I think it's kinda funny that there are three birds of paradise in the Slavic mythology: the sad one, the joyous one, and the smart one. As if being smart is a mood.

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