Nummo Ancestors & Merfolk Feb. 13, 2021 by Shannon Dorey

Scylla 4th century BCEBy Sailko - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

The alien Nummo were aquatic beings and the Nummo Ancestors, who were part human and part Nummo, looked like mermaids and mermen. Merfolk figures appear in various cultures throughout history and even up to the present.

The Greek goddess Scylla is one such figure depicted on this 4th century BCE Apulian rhyton from Ruvo di Puglia in southern Italy. Besides her fishtail, Scylla was reported to have had wings. She ruled not only over the depths of the sea but also over far distances both above and below land.Dorey, The Nummo p. 283

Dagon Swims with Dolphins

The Nummo Ancestors were hermaphrodites and many merfolk figures are depicted as hermaphrodites. Dagon's breasts and beard reveal his androgynous nature on this amphora, which associates him with the Eight Nummo Ancestors. The name "Dagon" was first mentioned in Mari texts, and is from Amorite names in Syria and Canaan dating to about 2500 BCE. Dagon carries a garland of hearts as he swims through the sea surrounded by dolphins.Dorey, Day of the Fish p. 58

1659 Warsaw Coat of Arms

In the middle of the 14th century a mermaid was depicted on the Warsaw coat of arms. The mermaid above, dating to around 1652, appears on an accounting book of the city.

She is a breasted mermaid with a serpent-fishtail, wings and duck's feet. The Nummo were associated with symbols of birds because they had gizzards like birds. My research reveals that waterfowl were especially identified with the Nummo because they were aquatic.Dorey, Day of the Fish p. 77

Because they were hermaphrodites, the Nummo were often depicted as twins and depictions of dual ducks appear in the San Callisto catacombs beneath Rome. Robert Eisler believed that the dual ducks, "...were symbolic of the souls of the just ones in Paradise -as seen in the fourth sky by the visionary author of Baruch's Apocalypse."" The Greek Apocalypse of Baruch was written sometime between the fall of Jerusalem in 70 CE and the 3rd century CE.Dorey, The Nummo p. 83

According to Wikipedia,

claimed sightings of dead or living mermaids have come from places as diverse as Java and British Columbia. There are two Canadian reports from the area of Vancouver and Victoria, one from sometime between 1870 and 1890, the other from 1967. In some of the earliest accounts of Blackbeard's sail logs in the BBC documentary Pirates, he instructed his crew on several voyages to steer away from charted waters which he called "enchanted" for fear of merfolk or mermaids, which Blackbeard and many members of the crew reported seeing and documenting.

In August 2009, in the town of Kiryat Yam in Israel "dozens of people reported seeing a mermaid leaping out of the water like a dolphin and doing aerial tricks before returning to the depths." In 2012, "work on two reservoirs near the towns of Gokwe and Mutare in Zimbabwe stopped when workers refused to work there, claiming that mermaids had hounded them away from the sites. The claim was reported by Samuel Sipepa Nkomo, Water Resources Minister."

I find these reports particularly interesting in lieu of what is known of the Nummo and Nummo Ancestors. For more information refer to my books, which can be purchased at right.