Collection: Mythical

Did you know that the reality of mermaids was assumed during midieval times, when they were depicted matter-of-factly alongside known aquatic animals such as whales? Some researchers believe that sightings of human-size ocean animals such as manatees and dugongs might have inspired merfolk legends. The only thing I'm 100% sure of is that you'll find awesome mermaids and other mythical creatures in this collection.

Delve into the amazing history of mermaids at Live Science.