from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In mythology, a female deity or supernatural power having the form and attributes of a fish, either wholly or in part, as the Atargatis of the Philistines.
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The monster is a fish-goddess named Brunhilde, who is being held prisoner by her father Fujimoto, who is the estranged husband of the goddess of the sea, and goes around in his submarine from where he pours his magic elixirs into the sea and creates more in order to so something horrible that it will destroy humanity and bring the world back into it's pre-civilized balance.
Nina was also both the fish-goddess and the divinity whose name is interchanged with that of the deep.
The Evolution of the Dragon G. Elliot Smith
Dercĕto, the fish-goddess, and a Syrian youth, and, being exposed in infancy, was brought up by doves.
Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama A Revised American Edition of the Reader's Handbook, Vol. 3 Ebenezer Cobham Brewer 1853