Legends of the marine humanoid beings. Part 2
In the world there are so many stories, tales and myths about various unusual and mysterious creatures, which is considered to be fictitious. But are we doing right? We are a hundred percent sure that in the world there are many mysteries that still have not been able to unravel the man, so why different stories about mermaids, goblins, devils, and so on - it's just a fairy tale?
So, in the last part of the article we started to tell you about the marine humanoid creatures that are known in the folklore of a people. Today we will continue to tell you more interesting and entertaining legends of sea inhabitants.
monkfish and fish-Bishop
In Denmark, Poland and many sailors were told that in the seawaters, they saw a strange and horrible fish with a human face. At the head of this creature appeared sharp ridge that resembles a bishop's miter (precisely because it is unlike fish and was called "bishop"), and the body of this creature as though covered with a cloak. Most of these fish entries are the 1500 th year. It was a time when biologists do not have enough tools for research could include a simple sea whale to extraterrestrial beings, in the absence of some knowledge in their field.
being known as monkfish and fish-Bishop, have each other similarities. According to one story, one day the fishermen caught in their nets monkfish, and they were so convinced that they face a real fish-Bishop that started to make a wish or pray in hopes of getting the desired or beg strange mystical fish remission of their sins. Of course, all of the above from the fish they have not received. It would be, to put it mildly, strange if the fish suddenly let go of the sins of man.
In our time, there is a kind of fish, which is still referred to the bishop. At Monkfish huge mouth, which is filled with sharp teeth, and there is something resembling a human language. They also have eyes in the front of the head, which looks like a human face.
Ipupiara - a legendary South American sea monster, whose entire body is covered with thick hair, and his face grow very long and thick mustache. It is known that Ipupiara loved to kill the sailors off the coast of Brazil. It is being loved to eat the human, and in particular the eyeballs, fingers and toes, nipples and genitals. In 1500, the year the sailors claimed that they had killed a sea monster, stabbed in his stomach dagger.
The corpse Ipupiara was sold to a wealthy Danish doctor named Thomas Bartholin. He examined the creature's body and confirmed that it really belongs to Ipupiara. monster's body was covered with thick hair, and had a fish tail instead of the normal human feet. sea monster's body was exhibited in a museum of curiosities. Modern scholars believe that Ipupiara may have been just a man suffering from a rare disease called sirenomelia.
This is the inherent fusion of the lower limbs, and because of this a person instead of legs supposedly grows fishtail. Very often, such a rare disease is also called "mermaid syndrome." There are several records that in ancient times such children were born, but they lived just a few hours. Scientists believe that Ipupiara - a wild child with "mermaid syndrome", which miraculously managed for some time to survive.
The Slavic legends, water is considered to be the spirit of water. He is described as a wise old man who controls his sea kingdom, and every inhabitant in it. If people are treated with respect to water, the water did so that fishermen bring home a good catch, as well as shells with bright pearls inside. Depict a creature riding a seahorse, and sometimes on the soma.
The body of water like a human, but has some differences. His head frog, but the human nose, fingers and toes are webbed, and on the back there is scales. I have a beard of water, which is packed full of algae and sea mud. Legend has it that the water can be transformed into human at will. He eats normal human food, and ancient people used to it, and coaxed him.
In ancient Babylonian mythology Oannes - this amphibious god who looks like a mermaid, with the exception of the long beard and the hood of a fish head. In fact, it looked as if some crazy absolutely naked guy jumped in a giant fish costume and let's ride to nearby neighborhoods.
It should be noted that in other illustrations he even has human legs sticking out in different directions, making it less like a mythical creature and looks more like a madman, or a sick person. According to ancient legend, humanity needed to rebuild civilization, so they relied on the knowledge and skills of the gods, who were to teach people around.
Oannes came out of the water, to explain to the people the art and science, and they listened to his advice carefully. At the end of the day he jumped back into the water and floated away. In the Hebrew version of the story, Noah built the ark after the Flood, God told him how to rebuild civilization.