Mythical Realms®

Merhorse

No. 100318

by Safari Ltd
$14.99USD

Also known as the Hippocampus, the Merhorse is a mythical creature that is part horse and part fish. These beasts are often seen drawing the chariot of Poseidon, god of the sea.

  • Scientific Name: Hippocampus
  • Characteristics: : With its prancing forelegs and a flowing finned tail, this Merhorse figure combines features of fish and horse into one elegant form. Featuring the head, mane and hooves of a horse, as well as the scales, fins and tail of a fish, this regal-looking Merhorse looks great in any fantasy figure display.
  • Size and Color: At about 4 ½ inches tall and 5 inches long, this figure is about the size of a DVD or Blu Ray disc. This hand-painted Merhorse features green fins, a silvery mane, and pearlescent purple scales on a blue-gray body.
  • The Merhorse is part of the Mythical Realms® collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.

History

The Merhorse is also known as the Hippocaumpus or Sea-Horse, though it should not be confused with the real-life animal that bears that name. These creatures originated in the myths of the Phoenicians, as well as the Ancient Greeks and Romans. The Merhorse is closely related to the Capricorn, a half-goat, half-fish mythical beast of Ancient Greece, which is also used as a symbol for the Zodiac sign of the same name.

  • Recommended Age: 3+
  • Size in cm: 12.5 L x 10.5 W x 11 H
  • Size in inches: 4.92 L x 4.13 W x 4.33 H
  • UPC: 095866003746