mythological creatures

for people who love mythology! in this story, i have tried to include many types of mythical creatures and cool facts about them.
If there is any mythical creatures that i have missed out then please ask me to put it in my book
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15. mermaid

A mermaid is one of the more well known creatures. In European folk law, they are usually women (The men are called "Mermen") with the lower half of a fish, sort of like sirens. like fairies, they are said to be magical and like singing and playing music. 

 

Despite not being known to be violent, they can give gifts which are supposed to bring bad luck or a storm. It see a mermaid whilst on a voyage was supposed to be an omen of a shipwreck. Mermaids are often mistaken for sir

ens and, in some beliefs, are the same thing. 

 

The first mermaid was supposedly spotted in Assyria in 1000bc.

 

In 1493, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus set off from Spain across the Atlantic ocean to America. On his way, he comes across three manatees which he mistakes for mermaids. 

 

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