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Bizarre & Amazing Mythological Beasts!

By Vadim Newquist Sep 26, 2013

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Sirens

These dangerous but beautiful creatures are Greek in origin, but countless western cultures have adopted them over time. It's said that these mysterious femme fatales would lure sailors to their death by enchanting them with song. Contrary to popular belief, although the sirens preyed on mariners, they originally were not sea dwelling creatures, but several Roman literary works changed the popular conception over time.

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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