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Sirenum scopuli

In Greek mythology, the Sirenum scopuli were three small rocky islands where the Sirens lived and lured sailors to their deaths.

Diverse locations were assigned to the isles of the sirens by various authorities. According to Homer, they were between Aeaea and the rock of Scylla. Often they have been placed in the Tyrrhenian Sea, off the coast of south-western Italy near Paestum or between Sorrento and Capri.

Similarly, Anthemoessa (or Anthemusa) was the island home of the Sirens in other versions of the myth. Although the name no longer exists, varying accounts attribute Anthemoessa to either the island of Ischia or Capri.

Further traditions place the sirens on Capo Peloro or the Sirenuse islands near Paestum.

All locations were described to be surrounded by cliffs and rocks.

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