Picture Of Mermaids At Play 1886

Picture Of Mermaids At Play 1886

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The Play of the Naiads, by Arnold Böcklin (1886).

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History of Mermaids

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.

Mythology of Mermaids and Sirens

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.

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History of Sirens

The myth of Sirens was born in ancient Greece where they were viewed as the personification of desire, destruction and force of nature that stalked unsuspecting sailors and fisherman. As their tales became more and more engraved into their culture, art and literature, other European countries embraced the myth of sirens, combining them with mermaids.

Asherah

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.