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The world has repeatedly shown us that there is always more to learn, including things we haven’t fully understood and even some animals we have never seen. Nowadays, thanks to technology and the widespread use of smartphones, it is simpler to capture anything around us in a photograph. Sometimes we take pictures because we see something that is aesthetically pleasing, but other times it might be because we see something strange and unfamiliar to us. Legendary sea creatures known as mermaids—those half-human, half-fish sirens of the sea—have been recorded in maritime cultures for ages. They are mentioned in The Odyssey, an epic poem by Homer of ancient Greece. Mermaids were the wives of strong sea dragons in the ancient Far East, acting as dependable messengers between their husbands and the emperors on dry land. The Australian aboriginals refer to mermaids as “yawkyawks,” which may allude to their captivating songs. It’s possible that the idea of mermaids dates back to the very beginning of our species. Around 30,000 years ago, during the late Paleolithic (Stone Age), when modern humans first gained control of the land and, presumably, started to sail the seas, the first magical female figures were depicted in cave paintings. Along with mermaids, wise centaurs, wild satyrs, and terrifying minotaurs, to name a few, mythology is also full of half-human beings known as chimeras. But do mermaids really exist? Aquatic humanoids have never been found to exist. Why then do they occupy almost all seafaring peoples’ collective unconsciousness? It is best to leave answers to that query up to historians, philosophers, and anthropologists.

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