Twin-tailed Mermaids

I found it strange with the twin-tailed mermaid on Lem Church, Denmark. But it seems, that two-tailed mermaids, sirens, the male god Triton, Scylla, Baubo and even more are all over ancient Europe! An originally headen symbolism re-used directly on churches - and most recently as logo of a chain of coffee shops!
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Merman, mid-15th century: This monstrous merman is one of the fabulous creatures described in the Mirroir du Monde, a chronicle of world history from the Creation to the birth of Christ. MS. Douce 337

discardingimages: sunbathing monster description of a Dalmatian sea monster by Poggio Bracciolini added to a copy of ‘Le Miroir du Monde’, France before Bodleian Library, MS.

The siren in the Hortus sanitatis, “De piscibus”, chapter 83, published in 1491. (British Library, IB.344)

The siren in the Hortus sanitatis, “De piscibus”, chapter published in (British Library, twin tailed mermaid, melusine

Siren (mermaid) playing violin  -  painted wooden ceiling from 1109 to 1114 in the romanesque St. Martin Church, Zillis, Grisons, Switzerland,

Siren (mermaid) playing violin painted wooden ceiling from 1109 to 1114 in the romanesque St. Martin Church, Zillis, Grisons, Switzerland - "paganism" in churches

Etruscan urn. europe, italy, tuscany, siena, santa maria della scala, exhibition of etruscan art, collection of pietro bonci casuccini

Etruscan urn. europe, italy, tuscany, siena, santa maria della scala, exhibition of etruscan art, collection of pietro bonci casuccini

Siren or mermaid playing shalm (flute-like instrument). Painted wooden ceiling from 1109-1114 in the romanesque St. Martin Church, Zillis, Grisons, Switzerland.

Siren (mermaid) playing shalm (flute ) painted wooden ceiling from 1109 to 1114 in the romanesque St.

The Sacra di San Michele, Val di Susa, Italy

Medieval Art, Swan Queen, Sea Monsters, Merfolk, Mermaids, Genealogy, Goddesses, Italia, Italy

Greek brooch possibly from South Italy 300 BCE.

Applique with Scylla Greek possibly from South Italy 300 BCE Silver and Gold Getty Villa,California

Scylla urn | Winged, twin-tailed Scylla on an Etruscan urn. She holds two anchors. Taken at the National Archeological Museum, Florence.

Winged, twin-tailed Scylla on an Etruscan urn. She holds two anchors. Taken at the National Archeological Museum, Florence.

Toscana longobarda: La leggenda della Melusina e le sirene bicaudate della Toscana

Toscana longobarda: La leggenda della Melusina e le sirene bicaudate della…

St.Jakob in Kastelaz, Tramin, Germany. ca. 1300.

View Stock Illustration of Italy Trentinoalto Adige Bolzano Province Termeno Castellaz Church Of San Giacomo Saint James. Find premium, high-resolution photos at Getty Images.

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