The Merlion is a traditional creature in western heraldry that depicts a creature with a lion's head and a body of a fish. It occurs in a number of different artistic traditions: lions with fishtails can be found on Indian murals at Ajanta and Mathura, and on Etruscan coins of the Hellenistic period. Merlions, or ‘heraldic sea-lions’, are an established element of Western heraldry, and have been used on the coat of arms of the cities of Portsmouth and Great Yarmouth in the United Kingdom; the City of Manila; and the East India Company. In Singapore, it has become a marketing icon used as a mascot and national personification of Singapore.
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