10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About MermaidsUploader: Faumuro 1 years ago Subscribe 2
The Babylonian god Oannes predates the Syrian mermaid Atargatis by several thousand years. As a general rule, Mermaids usually meant trouble to the people of Europe, and fishermen and sailors in particular. Giggles in your Inbox Subscribe to our daily newsletter and get the latest updates on fashion, beauty, style, and more. His human form was beneath his fish form, which allowed him to live among men, as well as in the sea. They were also supposed to be fairly temperamental, and have the ability to foretell the future.