Photo Gallery: The Deadly Lure of the Lorelei 01/19/2011
 The Lorelei rock is named after the mythical mermaid who lured fishermen to...
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The Lorelei rock is named after the mythical mermaid who lured fishermen to their deaths by singing the most beautiful song they ever heard. It has inspired dozens of poems and songs, such as Heinrich Heine's "Die Lorelei," which tells the story of a siren luring shipmen with her singing, causing them to crash on rocks in the riverbed.