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A zitiron as represented in an illuminated manuscript of Jacob van Maerlant’s poem “Der Naturen Bloeme”, c. 1350
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A zitiron, or sea knight, is a mythological creature that has an upper body in the form of an armed knight, fused with the tail of a fish.[1]



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