Skeleton and muscular system of a mermaid. According to the original caption, the “Hebrew script indicates this drawing is either based on another, much older work predating Latin or Arabic anatomy texts, or merely a modern fabrication attempting to
A mermaid is a legendary aquatic creature with the upper body of a human and the tail of a fish. In other folk traditions they can be benevolent, bestowing boons or falling in love with humans. Mermaids are associated with the Sirens of Greek mythology.