Mermaids

Everyone has heard of mermaids, but have you thought about how the mermaid legend came to be? It is certainly more interesting and creepy than you would think. Mermaid legends go back 30,000 years, when paintings of humanoid creatures with fish tails were painted on cave walls. Listen to the episode to listen to more about mermaids. 


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Aquatic Cryptids: Mermaids

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Egyptian Cave Painting Depicting Mermaids

Painting of mermaids swimming on a cave painting in Egypt.

Painting of mermaids swimming on a cave painting in Egypt.


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7,000 Year Old Mermaid Cave Painting

This cave painting depicting mermaids goes back 7,000 years.

This cave painting depicting mermaids goes back 7,000 years. 


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Jenny Haniver

Jenny Hanivers were dried skates and other rays made to look like mermaids. They were sold to sailor

Jenny Hanivers were dried skates and other rays made to look like mermaids. They were sold to sailors as good luck charms.


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Feejee Mermaid

Feejee mermaids were made out of a monkey's upper body and a fish's lower body and pass off as real

Feejee mermaids were made out of a monkey's upper body and a fish's lower body and pass off as real mermaids.


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Chair Carved with a Mermaid

This ancient mermaid chair can be found in the Church of St. Senara in the village of Zennor in Corn

This ancient mermaid chair can be found in the Church of St. Senara in the village of Zennor in Cornwall. 


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Mami Wata (Water)

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Mami Wata is a powerful African and Caribbean water spirit that often takes the form of a mermaid. 


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Depiction of Yawkyawks

Australian aborigines tell of a mermaid type creature called the Yawkyawk. This artwork depicts the

Australian aborigines tell of a mermaid type creature called the Yawkyawk. This artwork depicts the Yawkyawk. 


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Photo of a Beluga Whale Looking Like a Mermaid

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Beluga whales are thought to be one of the animals mistaken for mermaids due to their feminine-like underbody. 


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Manatees Swimming

Manatees are thought to be the origins of most mermaid lore.

Manatees are thought to be the origins of most mermaid lore. 


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Mermaid in Israel

This mermaid, filmed in Israel, is yet  to be debunked. It is thought by many to be a real mermaid.

This mermaid, filmed in Israel, is yet  to be debunked. It is thought by many to be a real mermaid. 


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Fictional Mermaid

Fictional mermaid pictured in the "documentary", "Mermaids: The Body Found." The "documentary" foole

Fictional mermaid pictured in the "documentary", "Mermaids: The Body Found." The "documentary" fooled many into thinking it was real. 


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Dugongs are one of t animals thought to be the origin of the mermaid lore.

Dugongs are one of the animals thought to be the origin of the mermaid lore. 


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What if We Did Find Aliens?

 As of yet, aliens have not been officially discovered. But what if they were discovered tomorrow? What if you wake up tomorrow morning and you find out that aliens have landed? What would our world leaders do? What would our country leaders do? What would you do? You may be surprised to find out that our leaders are no more prepared than you are. As a matter of fact, we are really just beginning the conversation. Click the link to read the entire story:  http://darktides.net/what-if-we-did-find-aliens/ 


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New Mammal Discovered: The Cat Fox

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Shepherds around the Corsican Forrest have long complained of an animal eating their goats and ewes. They said that the animal was a cross between a fox and a cat. Now French officials announced they have caught the newly discovered animal and are studying it. It is a new species altogether. 


The cat fox is about 3 feet long, It has a very silky coat, striped legs, a ring tail, and it has a cheetah-like body. The most fascinating thing about the cat fox is that such a large mammal has gone so long without officially being discovered? What else is out there? 


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