Popular folklore does not stipulate one particular method of mermaid reproduction. Folklore depicts mermaids as creatures who live in the sea and have the upper body of a woman and the lower body of a fish. To explain the existence of multiple mermaids, there are numerous theories as to how mermaids get pregnant.Know More
There are many paintings depicting mermaids in different forms. Some show mermaids with forked tails, suggesting that the forked tails act as reproductive organs for the mermaid. Some artistic works depict the mermaid as human on the bottom and fish on the top, or as a sea creature that can switch from mermaid to human when enticing sailors to their deaths.
Popular fan fiction explores the possibility that a mermaid lays eggs like other fish species, and the mermen fertilize the eggs. Since mermaids are mythological creatures, how one becomes pregnant is left open to interpretation and imagination.Learn more about Mythology
Centaurs are creatures from Greek myth that have the body of a horse but the torso and head of a man. They lived in the Pelion coastal region of Magnesia in Central Greece. They were unpredictable and had both good and bad characters in many famous stories.Full Answer >
The Greek goddess Nyx was the goddess of the night and, by some accounts, the daughter of Chaos. She lived in Tartarus with her children Hypnos, the god of sleep, and Thanatos, the god of death. Some accounts say she was also the mother of Eros.Full Answer >
In Greek mythology, Medusa, the serpent-haired gorgon, was killed by Perseus. Perseus was sent to kill her by the King Polydectes, who was attempting to get Perseus out of the way so he could marry Perseus's mother, Danae.Full Answer >
Some facts about Aphrodite that are appropriate for children include that she was the Greek goddess of love and beauty. In one legend, she was born from the sea foam. Many paintings show her reclining or standing on a large scallop shell.Full Answer >