Bracken, Nokken, Draugen, Mare, Huldra, Nisse and Troll are all from Nordic folklore. Attached to their picture is a detailed description of what they bring to Scandinavian Folklore. These characters will be highlighted in research paper.
Louvre - Sumerian merman. Also thought to represent the God Enki whose ship landed in the Persian Gulf..100's of thousands of years ago. This is also thought to represent one of the Summerians Gods, Enki. When his starship landed in the Persiam Gulf he emerged from the sea.
Ivory Plaque of a Sphinx from Nimrud This ivory plaque depicts a human-headed sphinx with wings and an conical cap. One of the forepaws sits atop a lotus bud, while the other is perched on a sacred Tree. Although this object was found at Fort Shalmaneser in Nimrud, it is Phoenician in origin. (Source) Nimrud, c. 9th-7th centuries BCE. British Museum.