whale

General - The largest marine mammal. (1) The Arabs say the whale supports the world on its back. (2) In the Christian tradition, Jonah was saved from shipwreck when he was swallowed by a whale and vomited safely on shore after three days. (3) In Japan the whale was a protected species, and one is said to have saved a shipwrecked emperor. (4) In Norse mythology, these animals were often used as transport by witches and were credited with magical powers. (5) Slav lore says that four of these animals support the world. (6) In Taiwan the whale is said to have brought millet to the island. In some references, known as whale.

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