The Lorelei actually is a large rock rising out of the Rhine river between Germany and Switzerland. Its name comes from a dialectical word meaning "murmuring rock," due to the sound the water makes while it rushes around the rock.

In German folklore, there are many tales surrounding this rock, one of which is about a lovelorn woman who tosses herself into the water and becomes a siren, luring sailors to their death with her enchanting voice.
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