Have you ever hoped to see a mermaid?

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Mermaid

 A mythological aquatic creature, a spirit of the water, with a human head, a torso and the tail of an aquatic animal such as a fish.

The word is a compound of  mere, the Old English word for “sea,” and maid, a woman. The male equivalent is a merman; however  the  term mermaid is sometimes used for males.

Various cultures throughout the world have similar figures, typically depicted without clothing.

1)       Mermaids would sometimes sing to people and enchant them; distracting them from their work and causing them to walk off the deck or run their ships aground.

2)       Other stories have them squeezing the life out of drowning men while attempting to rescue them.

3)      They are also said to take humans down to their underwater kingdoms.

4)      In Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid” it is said that they forget that humans cannot breathe underwater, while others say they drown men out of spite.

Which type of mermaid/merman are you?

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About thescubalady

Leslie made her first ocean dive in the Cayman Islands,1982. She is passionate about sharing this beautiful underwater world with others!
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3 Responses to Have you ever hoped to see a mermaid?

  1. Mandy says:

    All of the above! =))

  2. thescubalady says:

    You are a mermaid girl, you’re the swim coach/water aerobic instructor ever!

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