AtoZ Challenge is another double post for the letters M & N! For the letter M for my Under the Sea Myths & Legends, I'm posting about a sea creature myth that everyone already knows about...
There have been historical sightings of mermaids since the 1400's from Christopher Columbus and even in the 1600's from John Smith, the famous explorer who worked with Pocahontas. According to this legend, Captain Smith said "he was sailing off an island in the West Indies and saw a woman “swimming with all possible grace” who, despite her “long green hair” was “by no means unattractive.” The intrigued Captain Smith then observed that “from below the stomach the woman gave way to the fish” as the lovely siren slipped away."
Cool, huh? Who knows?
The Letter N
For the letter N for my Under the Sea Myths & Legends, I'm diving into Japanese folklore about a strange sea monster that, to be honest, I've never heard about before.
Many sources say these massive beasts live in Antarctica, while others say they've traveled as far as Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Are they real? Well, other than some grainy images/videos caught on film, these creatures seem to be more myth than anything else. Still, watching videos like the ones below, certainly makes you wonder...
That's it for the letter M & N. What do you think? Is the footage weak or wicked?