Melusine (pronounced Mel-ew-seen, also given as Melusina) is a legendary figure from European folklore depicted as a mermaid, sometimes with two tails, as a serpent from the waist down, or as a dragon. She is associated with the ruling houses of Anjou, Lusignan, and Plantagenet and supposedly warned nobles of these houses of impending death or change.

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  • c. 1387 - c. 1393
    The best-known tale of Melusine is written by Jean d'Arras at the request of his patron Jean, duc de Berry of the House of Lusignan.