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Did you know…?
My first Mermaid Book when I was a little guppy.
Almost every culture around the world has mermaid myths. The oldest myth comes from Mesopotamia. No one quite has an answer for why everyone has apparently seen and heard of women or men who live beneath the waves (and may or may not have tails). One theory is that humans created the concept of the mermaid in order to cope with their own existence as an animal and as something else entirely.
My personal opinion? I think they all have seen a mermaid. Maybe not the same one, but they all have definitely spotted merfolk from back in the day. It’s a much more magical and mysterious thought than, “they just made it all up.” Don’t you agree?
Welcome to another facet of the blog: Fun Fin Facts! I will bring you interesting facts about mermaids and mermen! It’s gonna be great.
The Merrow by Genzoman (taken from Deviantart.com)
In Ireland and Scotland, there are legends of a special kind of mermaid: the Merrow. The merrow is often depicted as a young female, with a long green tail and red/blond hair, wearing some kind of cap or cape. They are demure, sweet and very affectionate. They have a remarkable singing voice that can be heard from beneath the waves. They are fascinated with humans, and are prone to falling in love with them. Legend has it, if you steal a Merrow’s cap and hide it, she will happily live with you forever.
Of course, there were MALE Merrows as well, but they were said to be hideous. When the female Merrow sings, and attracts a sailor, the male Merrow will grab him, dive down and eat his soul. Kinda nasty, right?
But wait a minute, I just had a thought… So these mermaids have read hair, a green tail, a fascination with human men, and a desire to live in the human world… Is anyone else thinking what I’m thinking?