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Archaeologists Discover Mermaid Skeleton In Iceland, Finally Solving Ancient Mystery

The oldest myths of mermaids may have originated around 1000 BC. The stories tell the story of a Syrian goddess who jumped into a lake to become a fish, but her great beauty could not be changed and only the іпfeгіoг part of her was revealed. half transformed.

Since then, many other mermaid stories have emerged in the folklore of various cultures around the world. For example, the African water spirit Mami Wata is shaped like a mermaid, as is the water spirit Lasirn, which is popular in the folklore of the Caribbean islands.

Throughout history, several explorers have reported sightings of mermaids, the most famous of them being Christopher Columbus. Columbus claimed to have seen mermaids near Haiti in 1493, which he described as “not so beautiful as they are represented, as they in some ways resemble men,” according to the American Museum of Natural History.

Captain John Smith is described in the book “Incredible Mysteries and Friends of the Sea” by Edward Rowe Snow (Dodd Mead, January 1967) as seeing a mermaid with big eyes and green hair in 1614 off the coast of Newfoundland; Smith apparently felt “love” for her until he realized her true nature.