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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 […]

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City of Mermaids

Mer-friends!  Another destination to add to your travel itinerary.   Warsaw, Poland, for centuries the city has revered the double-tailed Mermaid as their symbol.  She is found watching over the city, valiantly brandishing her sword and shield, said to indicate the fighting spirit of the citizens.           She can be seen adorning […]


Mermaid of Užupis

via Spotted by Locals by Radvile Bieliauskiene In Lithuania there is an island, 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 waiting for her star–crossed lover… “We all know some legends and stories about mysterious creatures called mermaids – beautiful girls […]

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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 […]


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, […]

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