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Mermaids: Real or Fiction?

When Disney created the film The Little Mermaid (1989), many young girls dreamed of having a tail instead of legs and living in the underwater world. 886 more words

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Miengu

Miengu

Region of origin: Cameroon

The miengu are water spirits of the Sawa people of Cameroon, who bring luck and prosperity to those who worship them, as well as affecting the weather and offering protection from plagues. 26 more words

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Bishop Fish

Bishop Fish

Region of origin: The Baltic Sea

In the 16th century up through today there have been stories of fishermen in the Baltic region catching these strange fish. 101 more words

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Adaro

Adaro

Region of origin: Solomon Islands

In the folklore of the Solomon Islands, when a person dies, their spirit is said to split into the Aunga (Good) and Adaro (Wicked), the latter of which manifests itself as a malevolent creature who lives in the waters of the Pacific, riding waterspouts and rainbows and attacking people with weaponized flying fish. 6 more words

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N-dam-keno-wet

N-dam-keno-wet

Region of origin: Northeastern North America

A creature of Abenaki folklore, the N-dam-keno-wet was said to molest women bathing in its river. Yeah, sure buddy, it was the fish. 6 more words

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Jenny Hanivers

Jenny Haniver

Region of origin: Antwerp, Belgium

Tiny merfolk homunculi that were actually dried skates carved into humanoid forms by 16th-century sailors looking to make a quick buck off gullible tourists. 6 more words

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Ceasg

Ceasg

Region of origin: Scotland

A fresh-water mermaid with the back half of a salmon grilse, wild ceasg may be a danger to fishermen but if one catches her, she must grant them three wishes. 18 more words

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