Carole Raddato
published on 01 March 2014
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The Mixoparthenos (half-maiden), is a hybrid creature with a double fish-tail from the Black Sea. The limestone sculpture dates back to the 1st-2nd century CE and comes from Panticapaeum in Taurica (Crimea, Ukraine).

In Herodotus' Histories (4.9.2), Heracles mates with her, producing three sons, the youngest of which eventually became a founding figure of the Scythians.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2014, March 01). Mixoparthenos. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2330/mixoparthenos/

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