Also known as Derceto
- Mythical Number: #0277
- Culture: Middle Eastern
- Attribute: Aquatic
- Attribute: Humanoid
- Behaviour: Friendly
- Common Type: Merfolk
The female goddess that gave birth to Semiramis. Her guilt and shame overwhelmed her so she killed her lover Hadad and assumed the form of a Mermaid. Out of respect the people of Syria do not eat fish.
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