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- A beautiful and seductive woman, especially one leading others to disaster
- Something attractive that is potentially dangerous.
- A device that makes loud sounds, used for warning signals.
[etymology] After Siren, a group of sea nymphs, whose enchanting singing lured sailors to shipwreck on the rocks around their island. Also see femme fatale. Earliest documented use: 1340.
Screenshots from <Clash of the Gods>, the History Channel