Aquatic Mythological Creatures
These are descriptions of some popular aquatic mythological creatures.
Mythical mermaids are the object of many tales, movies, and books. These creatures are portrayed as being beautiful ladies and in some cases mermen but these cases are far rarer, mermaids are much more preferred in history for some reason. Mermaids are half human and half fish. They are portrayed with having the tails of a fish and the upper body of a human. Some are portrayed with having webbed fingers and big eyes and sometimes gills. The females are portrayed with long flowing. The hair probably is always portrayed long because in some tales mermaids are said to use their feminine looks to draw men to their deaths.
The Loch Ness Monster is a monster that reputedly inhabits Loch Ness, a lake in the Scottish Highlands. It is similar to other supposed lake monsters in Scotland and elsewhere, though its description varies from one account to the next, with most describing it as large. This creature is said to be seen every few years resurfacing to the top of the lake. Along with being large it is also described as being snake like with scales and a long skinny body that moves through the lake and the surrounding tunnels with a slithering motion. it was a monk who claimed to see it first in the seventh century and since then thousands of sightings have been brought forward from the public. With all the evidence many scientists don’t know what to make of it, while some completely deny it’s questionable existence.
The monster of the great salt lake
This next one is close to home considering we live in syracuse which is literally the closest city to the Great Salt LakeNative tribes of the area used to tell early explorers about a fierce monster with a huge head that swam the waters near shore and was known to snatch birds and even horses or cattle from the shallows. Spooky, spooky, spooky. This monster was often blamed for the many cattle that often mysteriously disappeared in the area. Another mysterious lake monster was reported in the 1800’s when a man known only as Brother Bainbridge, even spookier, reported seeing a creature that looked like a dolphin swimming out in the lake near Antelope Island, the largest of the lake’s 11 known islands. 11 is just a guess, I’m going off of memory here.
kurma, A hindu god
Kurma, one of the many incarnations of the Hindu god Vishnu is described as the human half, which is the upper half, is depicted wearing the same ornaments and holding the same weapons as in the usual images of Vishnu. Kurma is also represented zoomorphically, as a tortoise. The kurma incarnation also represents the stage in the development of life, when the ability to breathe air and walk out of the water developed. The turtle is also the symbol of perseverance in the Hindu culture, although I feel like it is pretty much everywhere with the common fairy tale classic of The Tortoise and the Hare.
In astrology, Cancer is the main water sign which would make since why it’s symbol is a crab.According to an ancient Greek legend, the figure of a gigantic crab was placed in the nighttime sky by the goddess Hera to form the constellation Cancer. Hera swore to kill Heracles, the most famous Greek hero. Hera attempted to kill Heracles in many different ways, but each time his incredible physical strength allowed him to survive. The Romans called him Hercules. She pretty much drove him insane and made him do a bad thing. His punishment for doing the bad thing was to do theses 12 tasks which most people know about. One of these 12 tasks was fighting a hydra, During the battle between Heracles and Hydra, the goddess Hera sent a giant crab to aid the serpent. But Heracles, being so strong, killed the crab by smashing its shell with his foot. As a reward for its service, Hera placed the crab’s image in the night sky.
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