Where does the man come from? Many believe from apes – but where do the monkeys come from? The monkeys are found in tropical and subtropical regions of America, Africa and Asia. In different cultures and religions, monkeys have very different meanings. Positive for example in ancient Egypt, where they had reverence for them, and in Hinduism, where the god of the monkeys Hanuman has grown into being one of the most popular gods, and where monkeys are a frequent sight in sacred areas. In Christianity the monkeys can be a negative phenomenon, a monkey with a mirror in her hand, meaning greed and sin. Satan tempts Eve with the fruit from the tree of knowledge, is in the iconographic tradition sometimes produced in a monkey drawing. Monkeys are divided into ghost monkeys, monkeys and Old World monkeys. In total there are 149 species incl. man, divided into 8 families and 39 genera. The smallest monkeys weighing 100 g (Pygmy Marmoset), the major 200 kg (gorilla). Ghost monkeys have previously been attributed to prosimians but are currently regarded as actual monkeys because of advanced building features in particular skull. Monkeys differ from prosimians, for example, to have a dry (hairy) snout, a flat face with a short muzzle and a large brain. Many different representations of three sitting monkeys in pantomime show says: not talk, not see, not hear, was in the 1900s widespread also in the Western world.