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Transcript of Mermaids
Deities: represent : beauty, fecundity
,destructive power of nature
different types of mermaids
The beginning of the mermaid's legend
Differences Between Mermaids and Sirens
Mermaids in movies
• Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
• Pirates of the Caribbean : On Stranger Tides
• The little mermaid
What mermaids do in the movie?
• Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire:
Follow the rules
• Pirates of caribbeans On Stranger Tides:
Help the pirates
• The little mermaid:
selkies-folk: are seal that can become human
when they take of there magic skin.
different types of mermaids : sub-categories
origin of selkies-folks and deities
Who are mermaids?
Tale of fish and head of woman
Kind, they help humans in legends
Usually see with a comb and a mirror
Present in a lot of civilization history
Symbol of death and immortality
They can fall in love with humans (legends)
Who are Sirens?
Dangerous (Evil intentions)
Just Greek mythology
Beautiful voice and songs (asset)
Sometimes with wings, sometimes with bird legs
Symbols of death and immortality
Don't live in the same place
Sirens are bad and mermaids are good
Sirens appear just in Greek mythology and mermaids are in civilizations stories.
The two are symbols of death and immortality
selkies-man: seduction powers on mortal women .Their principal activity is to seek a lover
selkies-women: are innocent and beautiful creature.
deities: are goodness
the shipsavers: need to help the navigators in dangerous waters
spell singer: seduce navigators with their voice
shapeshifters: they can change into human and sea creatures
weather workers: they can control the weather
pearlweeper: the can transform their tear into pearls
deities: are from greeek mythology
Atargatis 1000 B.C Syria
selkies-folks : are from orcadien mythology
finnmark : they have great powers of healing ,prophecy and they could change into sea creatures.
it started when sami people and a tribe peregrinate to the north of Norway
they were practicing shamanism
How they did the mermaids ?
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire:
The mermaids weren't there.
Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides :
Add a tale
Add a tale
The Little Mermaid:
Where Are The Mermaids
The mermaids are known everywhere in
the world. They live in specific places and
they are different in each places. And
in some cities, they can became iconic.
Where They Had Been Seen
British Isles, Western and Eastern Europe, China, Africa, Near the India and in Caribbean Sea.
British Isles : Peaceful.
Africa : The oldest mermaids are in Syria.
Caribbean Sea : The most known place.
The Asian and European mermaids attack more often.
Where They Are Represented
Public statues in over 130 countries in North America, South America, Oceania and most of the European and some Asian countries.
Iconic statue of Little Mermaid in Denmark.
Musics, poems, paintings
(the Illustration of the daughters of the Rhine
by Arthur Rackham)
1.Alexander the great's sister
2. The Woodcutter