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Sea People

Sea People, a little known Mermaid film, starring one of my favorite actors, Hume Cronyn. According to the film’s distributor Sonar Entertainment: “Fourteen-year-old Amanda lives with her brother, Sean, and their parents, James and Celia Forrest, in Rathlin, an old fishing community where stories about mermaids and sea people are the talk of the town.” “Hume […]

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SurLaLune Fairy Tales: “Mermaid and Other Water Spirit Tales From Around the World”

via Heidi Anne Heiner available on Amazon! “Appearing under many different guises, mermaids have a long, varied history dating back many centuries. Our modern day perception of mermaids is primarily based upon the mermaids and merrows of northern Europe, especially Scandinavia, Scotland and Ireland, as well as the sirens of ancient Greece. However, water spirits of […]


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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Mermaids 101: Exploring the Magical Underwater World of the Merpeople

via Doreen Virtue From the author who brought us the Magical Mermaids and Dolphins Oracle cards. “Mermaids are powerful and graceful inhabitants of the waters who can teach us about harnessing the unconscious mind’s ability to attract, create, and manifest . . . while having a fun and playful life! In this latest entry into her […]


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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Mermaid Tales from Around the World

by Mary Pope Osborne, illustrated by Troy Howell “A collection of twelve mermaid tales from around the world, featuring such sources as France, Greece, and North Africa.” Ms. Osborne gathers a variety of mermaids tales from around the world and packages them with exceptional illustrations.  This book is a wonderful addition to any Mermaid’s collection! […]


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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The Secret of Roan Inish

In 1994, “The Secret of Roan Inish” introduced us to Selkies. “10-year-old Fiona is sent to live with her grandparents in a small fishing village in Donegal, Ireland. She soon learns the local legend that an ancestor of hers married a Selkie – a seal who can turn into a human. Years earlier, her baby […]