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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.
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.
Sirena of Guam is one of the most popular mermaid myths of the Pacific. Incorporating many aspects of the of the famous folklore tales that can be found in Europe, Sirena’s story of becoming mermaid is even today remembered and celebrated in her home of Guam and the rest of Pacific.
Mami Wata represents one of the most celebrated and feared African goddesses which often appears to their followers and unsuspecting victims in the guise of incredibly beautiful mermaid. Here you can find out more about this fascinating legendary African deity, whose influence reached all over the North, Central and South America.