Double-tailed fish-siren - Une sirène-poisson à double queue = sirène bifide by petrus.agricola, via Flickr

Double-tailed fish-siren - Une sirène-poisson à double queue = sirène bifide by petrus.agricola, via Flickr

(BLMedieval Sloane MS 278, 1280-1300) “A mermaid found a swimming lad, Picked him up for her own, Pressed her body to his body, Laughed; and plunging down Forgot in cruel happiness That even lovers drown.”― W.B. Yeats

(BLMedieval Sloane MS 278, 1280-1300) “A mermaid found a swimming lad, Picked him up for her own, Pressed her body to his body, Laughed; and plunging down Forgot in cruel happiness That even lovers drown.”― W.B. Yeats

British Library, Royal MS 10 E. iv, Folio 47r A mermaid with an elegant long blue tail

British Library, Royal MS 10 E. iv, Folio 47r A mermaid with an elegant long blue tail

ORIGINS- "What Does History Say?": Who was Melusine? Water Fairy, Mermaid or Serpent?

ORIGINS- "What Does History Say?": Who was Melusine? Water Fairy, Mermaid or Serpent?

Melusine (Etruscan):  Escil·la, relleu d'una urna etrusca, Boston Skylla, Etruscan urn, Late 3rd century B.C., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. This object is one of five ash urns found in a tomb of the Velsi family of ancient Chiusi. On the urn's front is a Skylla, a winged marine monster with the torso of a young woman and coiled fishtails instead of legs. Many Etruscans believed that the journey to the Underworld involved a dangerous sea voyage.  (credit Andrea Kiss)

Melusine (Etruscan): Escil·la, relleu d'una urna etrusca, Boston Skylla, Etruscan urn, Late 3rd century B.C., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. This object is one of five ash urns found in a tomb of the Velsi family of ancient Chiusi. On the urn's front is a Skylla, a winged marine monster with the torso of a young woman and coiled fishtails instead of legs. Many Etruscans believed that the journey to the Underworld involved a dangerous sea voyage. (credit Andrea Kiss)

Historia y Ciencia: 20 - Alejandría (Egipto) ¿se hundió víctima de su propia grandeza? / What happened with Alexandria?http://historyandknowledge.blogspot.com

Historia y Ciencia: 20 - Alejandría (Egipto) ¿se hundió víctima de su propia grandeza? / What happened with Alexandria?http://historyandknowledge.blogspot.com

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