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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.
Amphitrite was a female deity in Greek mythology. She was a wife of Poseidon and along with him, she ruled as a sea goddess. Amphitrite was always shown riding a chariot with Poseidon.
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.