Legends of the marine humanoid beings. Part 1
We have all heard about the mermaid, but, in fact, they are not the only human-like sea creatures, which people know. Over the centuries, many legends and stories from around the world talk about other creatures that resemble humans in appearance. In principle, all the stories related to this topic, there is something in common, in spite of the different cultures and peoples.
The following is presented by being not very nice at first glance, and, of course, they do not become the next star of the Disney cartoon, but that does not mean that they are not interested. Some of them are pretty nasty, others on the contrary, do no harm. So, let's get to the main part of this article. Go!
According to Russian mythology, the mermaid - a beautiful, young and naked young girls and women who have left the water to irrigate the fields and thereby give life to the world. Most likely, it was not quite a mermaid and spirits that were once human beings. The earliest mention of these essentially says that they - the ghosts of girls that were heated in water because of unrequited love, death of a close and so on.
In the main mermaids depicted lovely and helpful spirits, which sometimes could even sing when they came out of the water, giggling and combed her long and beautiful hair. In subsequent years, the history and some of the works of the mermaids turned them into full-fledged zombie, who, under the cover of night crawling out of their graves at the bottom of the sea.
The later legend is more about the women who were killed and dumped in lakes and rivers. On the basis of these legends, zombie mermaid out of water, to take revenge on those who killed them.
The indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest believed in aquatic creatures, which have called yakuruna. It is believed that they live in a huge underwater city. Home of these creatures full of crystal and decorated with shiny pearls. In principle, yakuruna not dangerous aquatic creatures, however, should be careful with them. The legend says that if a person will fall into captivity yakuruna, they will turn it into his own kind. It is believed that these creatures are also carriers of snakes, crocodiles, turtles and so on.
They sit them on his back and float, where the client wishes. Externally yakuruna like a man, except the head, rugi and his legs all the scales and fins. It is believed that on the hands and feet of these humanoids have membranes, and their skin is green. Some believed that yakuruna previously developed civilization, and that they were the source of medical knowledge, which passed some shamans. In one story a man named Don Juan Flores Salazar has witnessed how his little sister drowned when they were children.
After a while, already an adult male was conducting his sister, who was about his age. She told him that she was alive and married one of yakuruna. The girl came to his brother to give him a huge amount of knowledge about the healing of ailments, which had itself. Don Juan Flores Salazar became famous shaman, through his sister.
In Scotland and Ireland the history of finfolkah is a large part of the local folklore. In winter, these creatures lived in the city on the ocean floor, called Finfolkaheyem. In the summer they lived on an island called Hildaland that could appear and disappear at the request of local residents. It was believed that finfolki may take the form of beautiful men and women to lure men into the water.
They could become, both in human and a mermaid. To extend their life as long as possible, finfolki had sex with ordinary people. Whenever a ship with the sailors did not return home from a voyage, or someone was drowning, blamed for these tragedies is finfolkov.
When the people are actively began to preach the Christian religion, the priests tried to convince ordinary people that as long as man shall live by Christian laws and honor God, as long and will not be able to set foot on dry land finfolki.
out in the open at night voyage - a very scary undertaking, even if the weather this has, as the water is calm. During the storm, large waves can easily overturn the boat. According to Japanese legend, the sailors who go to sea at night, can be seen in the water, a huge black shadow, shaped like the head of a bald man. This creature called umibotsu, which translates as "monkfish". Umibotsu is a sign that, despite the fact that the water is calm and the weather is good, you can expect a storm, and it is better to return to land until it is too late.
There is a lot of information that the sailors who went to sea at night, saw this strange creature that swam very close to the boat. Modern theorists believe that the legend of these creatures could arise from a real phenomenon, namely due to the abnormally high waves that reach up to 30 meters. Sometimes the wind can catch a huge wave of nowhere, even if the weather conditions and the water does not assume any storm. At night, from a distance, it may look like the outline of a person. This happens only when a storm is approaching, so the legend may not be true.