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Mermaid Mythology

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Ocean Siren (Mermaid), from EB Hudspeth's The Resurrectionist, a two-part volume that includes The Codex Extinct Animalia, "a Gray’s Anatomy for mythological beasts"

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Rusalka is a water nymph, a female spirit in Slavic mythology. She is the equivalent of a Mermaid!Slavic mythology by Igor Ozhiganov | Slavorum

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Mavka ( Ukrainian mythology ) is a type of mermaid with long flaxen hair. The name Mavka derives from Nav’ (Navka), which means "the embodiment of death." Mavky (plural) do not have a full body, have no reflection in water, do not cast shadows, and have no back, and so their insides can be seen. ---The Sea Witch Watches with Mirror Eyes Sea

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In Norse mythology, Rán is a goddess associated with the sea. According to Snorri Sturluson’s Prose Edda book Skáldskaparmál, in his retelling of the Poetic Edda poem Lokasenna, she is married to Ægir and they have nine daughters together.

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Illustration art Black and White vintage design mermaid mythology Charles Robinson Fairy tales from Hans Christian Andersen

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MERMAID - a legendary aquatic creature with the upper body of a human girl & the tail of a fish - They appear folklore worldwide (Near East, Europe, Africa & Asia) - The 1st stories appeared in ancient Assyria, when the goddess Atargatis transformed herself into a mermaid out of shame for accidentally killing her human lover - They are sometimes associated with perilous events like floods, storms, shipwrecks, etc. - In other folk traditions, they can be benevolent or beneficent

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Illustration art Black and White vintage design mermaid mythology art nouveau Fairy tales of Hans Ansersen helen stratton

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