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A desire for Mythology and the existence of Mermaids

"Beauty and the beast” - hasn’t this theme been a perennial fascination in both Eastern and Western culture? How much of the “brute animal” is hidden inside humans? Contemporary theories about evolution tell us that we all descend from ape-like ancestors. But there were many centuries before humans were irrevocably linked to animals by Darwinian evolution theory. During these periods, we expressed our fascination with human animality through reports of sightings of legends and myths, engrossed in imagining humans that were half animal. We had centaurs, we had werewolves; but especially we have had alluring half human, half fish individuals - we've had mermaids.

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