Once Again About Mermaids

Once Again About Mermaids Russian Journal of Marine Biology, Vol. 29, No. 2, 2003, pp. 131–133. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2003 by Biologiya Morya, Ivanova. LETTER TO THE EDITOR Dear Editor! Since you found it possible to publish eval picture that portrays creatures combining the fea- a brief note about the “round table” devoted to the tures of both: they have the head, breast, and hands of a problem of the origin of mermaids, which was held in woman; the wings and legs of a bird; and the tail of a fish (Fig. 1). This gives ground to advance one more, Saint Petersburg in 1998, I dare call your attention to perhaps overly bold hypothesis. new information connected with the aforementioned problem. As is known from authoritative sources, the sirens We had a lively discussion, which exceeded the were first ordinary and beautiful maidens; but Aphro- limits of the announced theme and went on in an epis- dite turned them to half birds because “out of pride they tolary form after the “round table” had been closed. As did not allow either humans or gods to deflower them” a result, dozens of interesting hypotheses were put (Yu.A. Belyaev, 100 Monsters of the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Marine Biology Springer Journals

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Copyright © 2003 by MAIK “Nauka/Interperiodica”
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