Front half is a horse, back half is sea creature (usually a dolphin.)    Also Called Hippocampus or the Steeds of Neptune   Might actually be The fanciful version above may be based on a misunderstanding of a description of either of the an actual sea-horse (genus: hippocampus) which are only a few inches long, or a hippopotamus.    Seen in A common symbolic image  among sea-farers, and in heraldry.

Sarah Young is the creator of this beautiful seahorse .. .which is ispiring me when creating my new bathroom ... after seeing them alive in Barcelona Aquarium just three days ago


Heraldic sea monsters vector

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Tribalpony by on @deviantART would make a nice tattoo

1899 sea monser from a carousel carved by E. Joy Morris of Philadelphia, PA. A sea monster is one of the rarest figures found on an American carousel. Photo courtesy of William Manns.


sea horse


Celtic Seahorse

sea horse/scientific illustration


A Hippogriff is a legendary creature, supposedly the offspring of a griffin and a mare. The reason for its great rarity is that griffins regard horses as prey. A medieval expression: "to mate griffins with horses" meant the same as the modern expression "When pigs fly".The hippogriff was therefore a symbol of impossibility and love.

Hipocampus- Greek myth: a horse with the back half of a fish. It had a fin as a mane and fins else where on the body. They had green scales all over. They were adults of sea-horses. They were ridden by water nymphs and water gods.

Map historian Chet Van Duzer gave a talk about ancient maps and sea monsters at the Library of Congress Thursday (Sept. 5). Above: One of the classic images of a sea monster on a map: a giant sea-serpent attacks a ship off the coast of Norway on Olaus Magnus%u2019s Carta marina of 1539, this image from the 1572 edition.

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