Two popular folktales of the Arab world tell of Bu Draeyah, a cruel sea creature, and Homarat Al-Guyla, a half-woman, half-donkey, who eats children.
Avast ye scurvy landlubber, listen up and hear me well, for I have got a tale or two of derring-do to tell ye all!
Mie is home to the ama divers, an ancient tradition of women who breath-dive for abalone, and Ise Jingu, the most sacred Shinto shrine in the whole of Japan.
Kelpies are water-horses, who can shape-shift from underwater monsters to beautiful horses or humans on land
These cicorc (or cork-dogs) were seen as good luck charms and also gave the sailors something else to think about whilst preparing for long voyages.