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Long before they disappeared from maps, sea monsters were repurposed for politics....
A Mermaid's Vanity
A siren admires herself in a mirror—a sign of her vanity—amongst ships in the...
The Many Footed Beast
Polypus (meaning “many-footed”) was used to describe many animals, from the...
This sea pig, which was compared to heretics that distorted truth and lived like...
Inuit Soapstone Pot
For over a decade, Smithsonian Arctic Archaeologists have been investigating an...