This beautiful Natural STONE and SHELL pendant hangs on a hand beaded necklace cord and is. Size of the pendant is 7.3 cm (2 13/16 inches) by 3.8 cm (1 1/2 inches), total length of the necklace is around 46 cm or 18 inches. Aquatic creature with a female human head and torso and the tail of a.
Mermaids have a broad representation in folklore, literature, and popular culture. The word is a compound of. The male equivalent is a.
Much like sirens, mermaids sometimes sing to people and gods and enchant them, distracting them from their work and causing them to walk off the deck or run their ships aground. Other stories depict them squeezing the life out of drowning men while attempting to rescue them.
They are also said to carry humans down to their underwater kingdoms. In Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid, it is said that they forget that humans cannot breathe underwater, while others say they drown men out of spite. The sirens of Greek mythology are sometimes portrayed in later folklore as mermaid-like; in fact, some languages use the same word for both bird and fish creatures, such as the Maltese word'sirena'. Other related types of mythical or legendary creatures are water fairies e. Various water nymphs and selkies, animals that can transform themselves from seals to humans.The first known mermaid stories appeared in Assyria, ca. The goddess Atargatis, mother of Assyrianqueen Semiramis, loved a mortal shepherd and unintentionally killed him. Ashamed, she jumped into a lake to take the form of a fish, but the waters would not conceal her divine beauty. Thereafter, she took the form of a mermaidhuman above the waist, fish belowthough the earliest representations of Atargatis showed her as a fish with a human head and legs, similar to the Babylonian Ea. The Greeks recognized Atargatis under the name Derketo. Prior to 546 BC, the Milesian philosopher Anaximander proposed that mankind had sprung from an aquatic species of animal. He thought that humans, with their extended infancy, could not have survived otherwise.
This idea reappeared as the aquatic ape hypothesis in the twentieth century. A popular Greek legend turns Alexander the Great's sister, Thessalonike, into a mermaid after she died." , to which the correct answer was: "He lives and reigns and conquers the world. Any other answer would spur her into a rage. Lucian of Samosata in Syria(2nd century AD) in De Dea Syria ("Concerning the Syrian Goddess") wrote of the Syrian temples he had visited: Among them - Now that is the traditional story among them concerning the temple. But other men swear that Semiramis of Babylonia, whose deeds are many in Asia, also founded this site, and not for Hera Atargatis but for her own Mother, whose name was Derketo. I saw the likeness of Derketo in Phoenicia, a strange marvel.
It is woman for half its length, but the other half, from thighs to feet, stretched out in a fish's tail. But the image in the Holy City is entirely a woman, and the grounds for their account are not very clear. They consider fishes to be sacred, and they never eat them; and though they eat all other fowls, they do not eat the dove, for she is holy so they believe.And these things are done, they believe, because of Derketo and Semiramis, the first because Derketo has the shape of a fish, and the other because ultimately Semiramis turned into a dove. Well, I may grant that the temple was a work of Semiramis perhaps; but that it belongs to Derketo I do not believe in any way. For among the Egyptians, some people do not eat fish, and that is not done to honor Derketo. We speak French, English, German and Russian. Please leave feedback once you have received the item so that I know it has arrived safely.
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