Creatures of ancient myths, no matter which mythology you swear by, always have something awe-inspiring about them. They seem so fantastic because they’re simply impossible to imagine walking around in the real world. But since people weren’t all that imaginative in the olden days, it only makes sense that some of these mythological creatures also hold some ground in reality, right? While that’s not exactly true, it’s not exactly false either.
Let’s take a look at some mythological creatures that kind of existed back in the day. Give or take a few small details.
Have you seen a giant squid? Can you imagine seeing one 1000 years ago? The first Kraken sighting was back in 1180, and it’s safe to assume it was actually a giant squid. These bad boys can grow up to 18 meters. Another option that they actually saw a colossal squid, which lives in the deep arctic water and we have no idea how huge these bad boys can get.
Bear with me here, but Mermaids were probably misidentified manatees. Yup. Well, there’s a few factors on why this can work: sailors that spend a long time at see often hallucinate, the rough skin of a manatee seen from the back almost looks like hair and sailors are known to sample plenty of alcoholic beverages.