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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.
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.
Sobek was one of many deities in ancient Egypt. His primary role was to be the protector of people and was portrayed with the crocodile head instead of human.
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.