Nereid Picture

In Greek mythology, the Nereids were sea nymphs associated with the god Poseidon. They were the stewardesses of ocean life and the patrons of sailors and fishermen, often coming to aid seamen in distress. Their leader, Thetis, was the hero Achilles' mother. In the Perseus myth, an Ethiopian queen had the audacity to favorably compare her own beauty and that of her daughter Andromeda to the Nereids, and Poseidon punished her by sending the sea monster Cetus to terrorize the African coast.

The computer game Age of Mythology: The Titans has the Nereids ride on sharks into battle, but I went a step further and made them actually part shark themselves. The result make look more monstrous than beautiful to modern sensibilities, but designing it did resurrect pleasant memories of the old Street Sharks cartoon.
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