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The Merrow is one of a race of creatures with origins in the mythology, legend and folklore of Ireland and Scotland. In particular,
The Merrow are a dimorphous race. To look at a specimen of each, side by side, one might not easily guess that they even belong to the same species.
The females, on one hand, look similar to the typical description of a true Mermaid (with the upper body of a beautiful woman, and the lower body of a fish).
On the other hand, the males look similar to the typical description of the Vodyanoi (an aquatic man with old and grotesque features).