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Posted By: Jeanie
08-Jul-02 - 04:39 AM
Thread Name: BS: German 'Catters? Help with translation
Subject: RE: BS: German 'Catters? Help with translation
I don't know whether any of you have looked at the website I posted here yesterday, which has an old woodcut drawing of a Meerhase (as opposed to the photo of the sea-slug !). I reckon this is what the Brothers Grimm are talking about: a Mer-hare (like a mer-maid) half hare, half fish. Here's the website with the drawing:

http://wissdok.de/kurioses/monster/imagepages/meerhase.html

I wouldn't mind having him nestling anywhere about my person !!

- jeanie