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what is the history of mermaids?

Kaela Schram

on 10 May 2012

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Transcript of mermaids

: a fabled marine creature with the head and upper body of a woman and the tail of a fish mere, the Old English word for "sea", and maid, a woman
The Coat of Arms of Warsaw consists of a syrenka ("little mermaid") in a red field Barnum's famous Feejee Mermaid mermaids are often mistaken for dugons or manatees What is the History of Mermaids? The spring was full of old rusted refrigerators and abandoned cars. The junk was cleared out and Newt experimented with underwater breathing hoses and invented a method of breathing underwater from a free-flowing air hose supplying oxygen from an air compressor, rather than from a tank strapped onto the back. With the air hose, humans could give the appearance of thriving twenty feet underwater with no breathing apparatus. Weeki Wachee is an enchanted spring -- the only one of its kind in the world -- and one of Florida’s oldest and most unique roadside attractions. For almost 60 years, the fun, family oriented park has lured in visitors with beautiful mermaids who swim in the cool, clear spring waters. Weeki Wachee Springs is a magical entrance into a mysterious blue underwater world of mermaids, manatees, turtles and bubbles. Hoaxes A Mermaid by John William Waterhouse Pictures of mermaids were carved and placed in
Christian churches to represent souls that had been lost by lust, and to warn others not to be seduced by such evil. Barnum's mermaid was most likely created by a Japenese fisherman. Symbols: comb brush starfish How Are Mermaids Viewed in Culture?

*Irish culture
*British culture
*Mideival Times music Mermaids in Art, Literature, and Film: Mermaids are portrayed in The Odyssey,
by Homer. Ulysses and the mermaids
(greek pottery of the 5th century B.C.). The 1989 film,
The Little Mermaid In Walt Disney's Peter Pan Sightings: a sighting of a mermaid was thought to be badluck and fortelling storms and rough seas victims were either drowned, spirited to the merfolk world, or eaten in the depths of the sea famous explorers such as Christopher Columbus and Henry Hudson,had both seen mermaids in their voyages In Irish folklore, mermaids are
represented as being more romantic.
Many Irish families also claim that their ancestors were mermaids and say that they have visual proof to prove it. In British folklore, mermaids are portrayed as
ominous, fortelling disaster and provoking it. Many of the mermaids were also described as being 160 ft tall. They also believe that mermaids only exist so that they can TRANSFORM, SEDUCE, AND KILL. People in Mideival Times
simply believed that mermaids
were the "work of the devil." Weeki Wachee Mermaids In the 2006 film, Aquamarine, starring
Sara Paxton, JoJo, and Emma Robers THE END :)
: a male marine creature, having the head, torso, and arms of a man and the tail of a fish. Defenition of MERMEN: Defenition of MERMAID: WEEKI WACHEE SPRINGS
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