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

From Sumerian myth, these were half-fish half man. These mermen-like creatures helped civilize humanity by teaching the arts and sciences which they did during the day while fasting. At night they would return to the waters to eat. They are also known as spirits and were originally servants to the god of wisdom Ea.

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