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Brianna Garrett

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Transcript of Mermaids

Shlomo Cohen, was one of the first people to see a mermaid.
In the age of trade and exploration, seeing a mermaid was an almost essential part of traveling to new worlds.
Months later Biologist Dr. Paul Robertson returned with brand new footage of the mythical creature.
People have claimed that mermaids have been in many sightings to this day.
Sightings of mermaids in Israel have been a real deal in the country.
Mermaids are aquatic creatures
that are half-fish and half-human
There claimed to be found in Europe,The Caribbean, Africa, and South America
Types of mermaids are Sirens, Ship-savers, Spell-singers, Shape-shifters, and Weather-workers
The myths of mermaids came from somewhere in the late middle ages.
In 1610, Sir Richard Whitburne discovered a mermaid in Newfoundland.
Explorer Christopher Columbus believed that he saw mermaids while sailing,
Cohen thought it was a sunbather, but as he got closer it jumped in the water
Cohen got shocked when he saw the tail on it and confirmed it was a mermaid.
After hearing about Cohens discovery the town of Israel offered a one million dollar prize to the next person who claims to see the creature.

He wasn't the only explorer that believed in sighting mermaids.
The town had a meeting
and is having a one million dollar reward for who ever can prove the creature exist.
A organization in America devoted defunding rights of mermaids.
The video was taken in spring in the Greenland sea, but later he confirmed the video was just a hoax.
Creatures such as nymphs, sirens, and dryads are often used interchangeably with mermaids.
Theirs been myths that mermaids could transform into a human state, meaning that instead of being half human they will be full human.
People who don't
believe this creature
exist sees it as being a hoax or optical illusion or even a misperception of a known animal.
Hoaxers have worked to satisfy public's
understandings of mermaids being in existence or not.
Mermaids only appear at sunset, and perform a few tricks for onlookers before disappearing at night.
Many people say mermaids jump like a dolphin and does all kinds of tricks and looks like a young girl.
Mermaids have several names and relatives like Rusalkos, Merrow, and Selkies.
Mermaids are known as legendary water creatures that can be sex symbols, sweet darlings, or even evil killers.
The fish-woman mermaid was similar to the bird-woman siren.
The male version of a mermaid is called a merman; gender-neutral plurals could be merpeople or merfolk.
There thinking about
suing the Israeli city for
saying they had evidence
of a mermaid.
In 2012, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released a statement confirming that there was no evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found.
The story for this is that the goddess Atargatis turned herself into a mermaid after the death of her human lover.
Atargatis was in love with a human shepherd but accidentally killed him.
Out of guilt, the goddess flung herself into the ocean hoping to become a fish. But her beauty was so great, that she never could fully become a fish.
Instead she became half goddess, half fish, with a tail below the waist and human body above the waist.
The worship of Atargatis began
in ancient Assyria and spread
as far as Rome
and Greece.
She is also known as Derketo
in Greek mythology and is thought
to have been the inspiration for the
worship of the Greek
goddess Aphrodite.
Atargatis is considered to be
Great Mother and Goddess of
Fertility of the earth and
The spread of civilization in the
ancient East is also attributed
to Atargatis as she is said to have
taught the people social and
religious practices.
Doves and fish were her sacred animals, doves symbolizing love and fish symbolizing that she was the fertility of the waters.
These fish were very well kept, had jewels on their head and were pets when they were approached by people from the town.
Her close ties to the conservation of fish and water fertility explain why the ancient goddess was depicted as a mermaid.
Fish were so sacred to her that in the Syrian town people were forbidden from eating fish from the lake.
There is a movie based on mermaids, the movie is "The Little Mermaid."
The movie "The Little Mermaid" came out November 17, 1989 and is a very popular Disney movie till this very day.
The main character in the movie is the red haired mermaid and her name is Ariel.
There is a documentary that showed on animal planet that is about mermaids and its called "Mermaids: The Body Found."
This documentary came out May 27, 2012.
The producer of "Mermaids: The Body Found" told a nature network he wanted it to look real, but it turned out to be a hoax.
When viewers watched "Mermaids: The Body Found" two people demanded NOAA to try to prove the possible existence of the mythical sea creature.
Obviously you could tell the mermaids in the documentary are not real and its just animation.
Therefore all the stories, sightings, and documentary's are all fake.
For example, all the pictures and videos that people say are real are just hoaxes.
The videos are just animated to look real and the pictures are photo shopped.
Therefore mermaids are non existence creatures and all the stories and sightings where just myth's.
Later in years this story was set to be a myth.
1. Benjamin Radford. "Mermaids and Mermen." Jerry Kopelato. 13 Aug. 2009. web. 16 Oct. 2013.
2. Colin Blakemore. "Mermaid." Shelia Jennett. 17 Oct. 2001. web. 17 Oct. 2013.
3. Dale Drinnon. "Mermaids: Marine Monkeys and Merfolk." N.p. 19 July. 2011. web. 17 Oct. 2013.
4. Tara Kelly "Mermaids Don't Exist." N.p. 3 July. 2012. web. 18 Oct. 2013.
5. Tara Kelly "Mermaids: The New Evidence." N.p 27 May. 2013. web. 18 Oct. 2013.
6. Varla Venture. "Mermaids: Aquatic Facts about the Sirens of the Sea." N.p. 7 June. 2012. web. 18 Oct. 2013.
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