Mermaids & Mythological:
Mermaid Legends Around the World
Ancient Babylonians and Asyrians: Three thousand years ago, the goddess, Atargatis, transformed herself into a mermaid after accidentally killing her human lover.
China: Mermaids were the personification of the beauty found in the sea.
Polynesia: Their culture celebrated half human and half porpoise god called Vatea.
Japan: Mermaid, Ningyo, was believed to have power of granting immortality to the human who was worthy.
Europe: Similar to Greek mythology, mermaids were deadly female creatures that personified the danger of beautiful and seductive women.
Persia: Mermaids were curious and secretive beings without fishtails who can have children with people on land.
Ireland: A mermaid who changes its skin can walk on the land for a short time before returning to the sea.
(Mermaid Mythology – Mermaids Myths and Legends, http://www.realmermaids.net/mermaid-legends/mermaid-mythology/)
The Great Sea Dragon of Mythos:
5.5 feet long; 4.5 feet high; 33 inches wide (6.5 feet high with base)