Posted by: Craig Woolheater on August 9th, 2013
Image Caption: An image from the book Travels in the Eastern Mediteranean, published in 1889 by John Smith Moffat. Credit: Wikipedia (public domain)
The Ayia Napa sea monster is claimed to reside off a popular tourist resort in Cyprus in the Mediterranean. Sightings of the creature have been reported the most around Cape Greco. Local fishermen have named it “To Filiko Teras” (the friendly monster). Some newspapers have said it is the “Cyprus Loch Ness.”
The creature is known to be harmless to the local residents, but has been known to drag away fishing nets. Although there are numerous sightings, there has been no physical evidence that the creature exists.
The creature is linked to another sea monster from Greek mythology called the Scylla. The Scylla is described as having a giant torso, with a serpent’s body and six dog-heads.
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