Picture Of The Naiads 1881

Picture Of The Naiads 1881

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Gioacchino Pagliei - The Naiads, 1881.

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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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Legend of Sirena of Guam

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.

Sobek

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.