Twin-tailed Mermaids

I found it strange with the twin-tailed mermaid on Lem Church, Denmark. But it seems, that two-tailed mermaids, sirens, the male god Triton, Scylla, Baubo and even more are all over ancient Europe! An originally headen symbolism re-used directly on churches - and most recently as logo of a chain of coffee shops!
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Medieval Manuscript Images, Pierpont Morgan Library, "Bestiaire d'amour". MS M.459 fol. 8r, Northern Italy ca. 1290 (from Morgan Library)

Medieval Manuscript Images, Pierpont Morgan Library, "Bestiaire d'amour". MS M.459 fol. 8r, Northern Italy ca. 1290 (from Morgan Library)

The siren in the Hortus sanitatis, “De piscibus”, chapter 83, published in 1491. (British Library, IB.344)

The siren in the Hortus sanitatis, “De piscibus”, chapter 83, published in 1491. (British Library, IB.344)

St.Jakob in Kastelaz, Tramin, Germany. ca. 1300.

St.Jakob in Kastelaz, Tramin, Germany. ca. 1300.

Scylla and a ship. Decorative relief on a Roman bronze cup from Bosco Reale near Pompeii. British Museum.

Scylla and a ship. Decorative relief on a Roman bronze cup from Bosco Reale near Pompeii. British Museum.

Roman mosaic floor of two-tailed Triton

Roman mosaic floor of two-tailed Triton

Logo of a well known chain of coffee shops with the twin-tailed mermaid.

Logo of a well known chain of coffee shops with the twin-tailed mermaid.

Etruscan urn. europe, italy, tuscany, siena, santa maria della scala, exhibition of etruscan art, collection of pietro bonci casuccini

Etruscan urn. europe, italy, tuscany, siena, santa maria della scala, exhibition of etruscan art, collection of pietro bonci casuccini

The Sacra di San Michele, Val di Susa, Italy

The Sacra di San Michele, Val di Susa, Italy

Siren or mermaid playing shalm (flute-like instrument). Painted wooden ceiling from 1109-1114 in the romanesque St. Martin Church, Zillis, Grisons, Switzerland.

Siren or mermaid playing shalm (flute-like instrument). Painted wooden ceiling from 1109-1114 in the romanesque St. Martin Church, Zillis, Grisons, Switzerland.

Siren (mermaid) playing violin  -  painted wooden ceiling from 1109 to 1114 in the romanesque St. Martin Church, Zillis, Grisons, Switzerland,

Siren (mermaid) playing violin - painted wooden ceiling from 1109 to 1114 in the romanesque St. Martin Church, Zillis, Grisons, Switzerland,

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