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Bunyip is a mythological creature from aboriginal stories in Australia. It is large, strong, lives in water and prays on people and other animals. Those stories were first recorded in the 19th century.
Selkies live as seals in the sea, but on land they shed their skin to become human. The legend about these seal people is very similar to those of swan maidens. Find out more about selkie legends and origins.
The Nymphs are female creatures from Greek mythology. They are connected with nature, very beautiful and, in some of the stories daughters of gods. They appear in Greek and Latin myths. There are many types of nymphs. Water nymphs are sometimes considered as mermaids.
Asherah is a female deity from Semitic mythologies. She is a mother goddess, and appears in many Hebrew, Akkadian and Hittite myths as a consort of gods and mother of 70 other gods.