wren

Greek - A bird sacred to Triptolemus. Also commonly called wren.
Norse - In Norse stories, the wren was regarded as the king of birds. This title was awarded to the bird which could fly nearest to the sun. The eagle flew higher than any of the other birds in the contest but lost to the wren who, cunningly, had ridden on the eagle's back. In another story, a siren who lured men to their death at sea escaped death herself only by turning into a wren. The bird returned every year, was killed but always came again the following year. At times, referred to as wren.
Welsh - The bird of Taliesin. On occassion, called wren.

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