Atargatis Picture

Here's the… to the doll I used.FP means the fairy tale project and it show the appearance of fairy tale characters
This is basically a redesign of the Disney heroines,prince and villains based on:
1)Historical accuracy
2)Their appearance in accordance with their original story
3)How I always imagined them and how i believe they need to look look like
4)The different cultural variations of fairy tales.
Today we have Attargatis, Which known to be the first mermaid and that her story is the first and oldest mermaid story which was tell in 1000bc from Assyrian / Syrian and i found this story to be real!
Personality: Good,Kind, Scared, Good swimmer, Immortal
Origin: Assyrian / Syrian
Age: 4000(But she look like 18 years old)
Hair colour: Deep red( in human form was dark brown)
Hair type: wavy( in human form were straight)
Hair-length: Ankle-length 9 feet long(in human form were in Hip-length)
Type of mermaid: Tropical mermaid
Species of mermaid: Siren
The story:

The first mermaids in ancient cultures were worshiped as gods and goddesses and appeared in mythology between 700 b.c. to 1000 b.c. The earliest mermaid myth appeared in Assyeria in 1000 b.c. and told the story of how a goddess named Atargatis evolved into a mermaid.

Atargatis was in love with a human shepherd but accidentally killed him. Out of guilt, the goddess flung herself into the ocean hoping to become a fish. But her beauty was so great, that she never could fully become a fish. Instead she became half goddess, half fish, with a tail below the waist and human body above the waist.

The worship of Atargatis began in ancient Assyria and spread as far as Rome and Greece. She is also known as Derketo in Greek mythology and is thought to have been the inspiration for the worship of the Greek goddess Aphrodite. Atargatis is considered to be Great Mother and Goddesss of Fertility of the earth and water. The spread of civilization in the ancient East is also attributed to Atargatis as she is said to have taught the people social and religious practices.

Doves and fish were her sacred animals, doves symbolizing love and fish symbolizing that she was the fertility of the waters. Fish were so sacred to her that in the Syrian town of Ascalon, people were forbidden from eating fish from a lake near Atargatis’s temple. These fish were very well kept, had jewels on their head and were as affectionate as pets when they were approached by people from the town. Her close ties to the conservation of fish and water fertility explain why the ancient goddess was depicted as a mermaid.

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