Myths & Legends ➝ Mermaids & Mermen      Legendary creatures with the upper body of a human and the tail of a fish in place of legs. They appear in folklore all around the world, from the Near East, Europe and Africa, to Asia and the Americas.       The first stories, however, orginated in ancient Assyria; a story was told about the Goddess Atargatis who transformed herself into a mermaid out of shame for accidentally killing her human lover.        The creatures are sometimes associated with perilous events such as storms, floods, shipwrecks and drownings; but in some folklores they are benevolent and helpful to sailors, giving their blessings or even falling in love.

Myths & Legends ➝ Mermaids & Mermen
      Legendary creatures with the upper body of a human and the tail of a fish in place of legs. They appear in folklore all around the world, from the Near East, Europe and Africa, to Asia and the Americas.
      The first stories, however, orginated in ancient Assyria; a story was told about the Goddess Atargatis who transformed herself into a mermaid out of shame for accidentally killing her human lover. 
       The creatures are sometimes associated with perilous events such as storms, floods, shipwrecks and drownings; but in some folklores they are benevolent and helpful to sailors, giving their blessings or even falling in love.

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