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The original Triton was a son of Poseidon, the god of the sea, and a nereid
named Amphitrite. ... is on a river in Boiotia, the Greek geographer v Pausanias,
writing in the second century ad, described the capture of a triton in the local river
lieved in such things as mermaids, it was because of such relics as this triton at
Tanagra : they were convinced by the evidence of their own eyes. What was the
creature? At this date we cannot be certain, but from the description (and later ...
In this incident we can recognise an old acquaintance : the Triton from Tanagra.
Such artificial mermaids played a large part in keeping the legend of the mermaid
alive in the popular imagination. Another source of support for the legend were ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Michael.Rimmer - LibraryThing
I like a bestiary, and this is a nice one. It covers the more familiar mythical beasts, such as the unicorn, manticore, basilisk and co., but also the somewhat less well known, such as the barometz ... Read full review