Derketo

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  • Middle Eastern Middle Eastern (culture)
  • Aquatic Aquatic (attribute)
  • Humanoid Humanoid (attribute)
  • Neutral Neutral (behaviour)
  • Merfolk Merfolk (common type)

The first Mermaid in Mesopotamia tales, the Derketo was a whale-Dragon born from the goddess Inanna or Ishtar. A story tells of Atargatis, an Assyrian queen who loved a mortal shepherd who caused him to die. Atargatis was so ashamed she fell into the sea to hide as a fish but failed to transform herself due to the powers of the ocean so she became half fish, half woman.

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