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Gamayun is a prophetic bird of Slavic folklore. It is a symbol of wisdom and knowledge and lives on an island in the mythical east, close to paradise. Like the Sirin and the Alkonost, other creatures likewise deriving ultimately from the Greek myths and siren mythology, the Gamayun is normally depicted as a large bird with a woman's head.
In his esoteric cosmography Roza Mira (1997), Daniil Andreev maintains that Sirins, Alkonosts, and Gamayuns are transformed into Archangels in Paradise.
In a telephone call between the characters the Duke of Windsor and Queen Elizabeth in the 10th episode of the first season of the Netflix television series, The Crown, the situation of the royals is analogized as being like the Gamayuns, creatures who are a fusion of two beings, never succeeding in being either.[original research?]
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