Mermaid Legends


Mermaid Delores DeLago: the Toast of Chicago

The brilliant brainchild of the Divine Miss M, the one and only Bette Midler, created from a desperate, desperate need for attention and applause.  The one and only Delores DeLago, the toast of Chicago…I mean seriously, who can resist a mermaid kickline!

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Folk-lore & Legends: The Mermaid Wife

A fable from the Shetland Islands… The Mermaid Wife Shetland Islands   A story is told of an inhabitant of Unst, who, in walking on the sandy margin of a voe, saw a number of mermen and mermaids dancing by moonlight, and several sealskins strewed beside them on the ground. At his approach they immediately […]


An Uzupian wedding…

Previously, I told you about the Mermaid of Užupis, in Lithuania, where seven bridges cross the River Vilnelė to the Independent Republic of Užupio, a community of artists.  Perched on the river embankment beneath the central bridge, The Mermaid of Užupis sits… I have since discovered dear readers, that when the people of Užupis are wed, they honor the Mermaid in a very particular and charming way. […]

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The Meaning of Mermaids | Theatre reviews, news & interviews | The Arts Desk

For my Mer-friends across the pond, Writer/Director Polly Teale explores a deeper and very personal meaning to the Hans Christian Andersen classic story with “Mermaid,” a touring production for the Shared Experience Theater Company. From the “Shared Experience” website “Shared Experience is renowned for its thrilling adaptions of literary classics.   Using a choir of local young […]


The Mermaid Song

Courtesy of Shanties and Sea Songs   The Mermaid Song is a sea shanty.  “Sea shanties are not the only songs associated with work on the sea, nor the only ones sung on board. Almost any song with a regular beat can be used to synchronize steady-paced work such as winding a capstan or a […]

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Mermaids & Mermen: Facts & Legends 1

Via Live Science Our existence has been hotly debated for thousands of years… “With nearly three-quarters of the Earth covered by water, it’s little wonder that, centuries ago, the oceans were believed to contain many mysterious creatures, including sea serpents and mermaids. Merfolk (mermaids and mermen) are, of course, only the marine version of half-human, […]