- Mythical Number: #0209
- Culture: Middle Eastern
- Attribute: Aquatic
- Attribute: Humanoid
- Behaviour: Friendly
- Common Type: Merfolk
From Sumerian myth, these were half-fish half man. These mermen-like creatures helped civilize humanity by teaching the arts and sciences which they did during the day while fasting. At night they would return to the waters to eat. They are also known as spirits and were originally servants to the god of wisdom Ea.
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Did you find Apkallu interesting? If you are skilled in art, then why not draw a beautiful, lovely illustration of the Friendly Apkallu and send it to this website. Creatures of the Arabic world have given rise to some amazing fantasy stories that have been brought to life in the modern world. One of the best renditions of Middle Eastern folklore is Walt Disney's Aladdin (1992) featuring Genies, Sorcerers and monsters. The Adventures of Sinbad (1996 - 1998) takes you through one of the greatest Arabic legendary tales filled with monsters. Arabian Nights (2000) is a fantasy adventure with magic and monsters from the famous literature 1001 Arabian Nights. Relive similar myths yourself in the popular Prince of Persia computer games.
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