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From the moment our first civilizations formed near the oceans and rivers, to the modern day when ancient myths are viewed as the source of entertainment and history, the myth of mermaids went through many changes and adaptations. Here you can find out more about history of these fascinating legendary creatures.
The elusive and powerful mermaids always were viewed as a part of many local myths and legends all around the world. Here you can find out how they fueled the imagination of the people and strike the fear into the minds of the countless sailors.
Origin of the mermaids can be found in the beliefs and religions of ancient human civilizations, more than three thousand years ago. Ever since then, mermaids received countless new additions that made them what they are today – celebrated mystical creatures of the sea.
Iara represents one of the most feared mermaids the lives in the area of the Brazilian Amazonia. Created from merging local myths of snake spirits and African deity MamiWata, Iara is described as the personification of beauty, desire and danger. Here you can find out why this mythical creature even today induces fear into local population of Brazil.