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Posts tagged “Merman

Merman Oannes

sam 2SAMMY GEORGES, Artist, My Mentor Extraordinaire and Photographer as Oannes… Oannes was the name given by the Babylonian writer Berossus in the 3rd century BC to a mythical being who taught mankind wisdom. Berossus describes Oannes as having the body of a fish but underneath the figure of a man. He is described as dwelling in the Persian Gulf, and rising out of the waters in the daytime and furnishing mankind instruction in writing, the arts and the various sciences.

Underwater photography at The Piscine Georges Hermant in the 19th arrondissement, Paris by Anastasia Traina ~ 2016 ~

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Foss Grim…

Foss Grim ~ Found in Germanic Lore, the name Foss Grim means “river horse” in Old Norse. The Foss Grim is a water spirit, with the body of a man and not that of a merman. He is said to be strikingly handsome, seen near rivers and bodies or water, barely clothed, and playing haunting music from his violin. His music would lure Women and Children into his watery home and their final resting place. However, it is believed that if properly approached, the Foss Grim will teach a musician to play so adeptly “that the trees dance and waterfalls stop at his music” Underwaterphotography by Anastasia Traina ~ 2015~

Foss Grim ~  means “river horse” in Old Norse. The Foss Grim is a water spirit, with the body of a man and not that of a merman. He is said to be strikingly handsome, seen near rivers and bodies or water, barely clothed, and playing haunting music from his violin. His music would lure Women and Children into his watery home and their final resting place. However, it is believed that if properly approached, the Foss Grim will teach a musician to play so adeptly “that the trees dance and waterfalls stop at his music”
Underwater photography by Anastasia Traina ~ 2015~


Trumpeter of the Sea…

Triton's special attribute was a twisted conch shell, on which he blew like a trumpet to calm or raise the waves. Its sound was such a cacophony, that when loudly blown, it put the giants to flight, who imagined it to be the roar of a dark wild beast! Photography by Anastasia Traina ~ 2015 ~

Triton’s special attribute was a twisted conch shell, on which he blew like a trumpet to calm or raise the waves. Its sound was such a cacophony, that when loudly blown, it put the giants to flight, who imagined it to be the roar of a dark wild beast!
Photography by Anastasia Traina ~ 2015 ~


Fafner, the Dragonfay

Photo by Anastasia Traina ~ 2013 ~

Photo by Anastasia Traina ~ 2013 ~


The Merrow’s Call

Photo by Anastasia Traina ~ 2013 ~

Photo by Anastasia Traina ~ 2013 ~


A Shellycoat!

A pückish [water-sprite] who served the monks of a Mecklenburg monastery for twenty years; he was thoroughly good-natured, and only bargained for 'tunicam de diversis coloribus, et tintinnabulis plenam.' [a "parti-coloured coat with tinkling bells"] Photo by Anastasia Traina ~ 2013 ~

A pückish [water-sprite] who served the monks of a Mecklenburg monastery for twenty years; he was thoroughly good-natured, and only bargained for ‘tunicam de diversis coloribus, et tintinnabulis plenam.’ [a “parti-coloured coat with tinkling bells”]
Photo by Anastasia Traina ~ 2013 ~