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.

Margot Selski. This mermaid painting emphasises the dual nature of the being with clothing. The double tail is usually an attribute of Melusine.

♒ Mermaids Among Us ♒ art photography paintings of sea sirens water maidens - Margot Selski

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

A Swiss mermaid, a Melusine.

Swiss mermaid melusine (Actually, a mermaid with two tails is a Siren.

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.

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