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Mermaids: Goddesses of the Sea

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Origin Poem Movies Advertisements Fine Art Television Video Games Websites Books I I love to read... vampires now Related Words Mermaids: Goddesses of the Sea Tales of these half-human, half-fish legendary creatures have circulated for millennia, and many of the oldest can be found in ancient mythology. Although long-lived and possessing supernatural powers, merfolk are generally depicted as mortal and without an eternal soul. Ancient Babylonians worshiped a sea god named Ea, and merpeople feature prominently in Polynesian mythology.[1] Ancient Syrians worshiped a mermaid moon-goddess called Atargatis, sometimes called Derceto. In the second century, Lucian of Samosata on Syria described Derceto in De Dea Syria (Concerning the Syrian Goddess), saying: "I have seen the semblance of Derceto in Phœnicia, and a wonderful sight it is; one half is a woman, but the part which extends from the thighs to the feet ends in a fish's tail."[2] Merpeople were often present in Greek mythology. The sea god Triton, son of the King and Queen of the Sea, Poseidon and Amphitrite, is usually depicted with the upper torso of a man and a fish's tail. The sirens that attempt to lure Odysseus to his death in The Odyssey were originally portrayed as half-female, half-bird, but later depictions portrayed them as mermaids. Another notable merman from Greek mythology is Glaucus. According to legend, Glaucus was born human and lived as a fisherman. One day, while fishing, he noticed that the fish he had caught were reviving and finding their way off the land and back into the sea. He ate some of the grass the fish had been lying on, believing it to have magical properties, and felt an overwhelming desire to be in the sea. He jumped in the ocean, where the sea gods transformed him into a merman. Ovid related the transformation of Glaucus in his Metamorpheses, describing him as a blue-green man with a fishy member where his legs had been. The Little Mermaid The Thirteenth Year Aquamarine Pirates of the Carribean Splash We live in a modern society. Husbands and wives don't grow on trees, like in the old days. So where does one find love? When you're sixteen it's easy, like being unleashed with a credit card in a department store of kisses.....
But one kiss levitates above all the others. The
intersection of function and desire. The I do kiss. The I'll love you through a brick wall kiss. Even when I'm dead, I'll swim through the Earth,
like a mermaid of the soil, just to be next to your bones. The Archipelago of Kisses
by Jeffery McDaniel The Mermaid by Howard Pyle To the Surface by Gali Salituri Sleeping Mermaid by
Dottie Dunsmore Suite Life of Zack and Cody H2O: Just Add Water Dexter's Labortory Goonies Legend of Zelda Mega Man 9 http://mermology.webs.com/ http://hannahmermaid.com/ http://mermaidtails.net/ Citation One Thousand and One Nights The Mermaid Chair Sirens- In Greek mythology, the Sirens were sea nymphs who lived on an island surrounded by cliffs and rocks. Approaching sailors were drawn to them by their enchanting singing, causing them to sail on the cliffs and drown. As of today, Mermaids are basically modern day sirens.



Trident- In the little mermaid, as well as in Spongebob, Podseidon, who is a merman, rules over the sea with his trident
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