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Mermaids are mythological half human, half aquatic creatures.
According to the National Ocean Service, no evidence for aquatic humanoids has ever been found.

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A mermaid is a legendary aquatic creature with the head and upper body of a female human ... Historical accounts of mermaids, such as those reported by Christopher Columbus during his exploration of the Caribbean, may have been inspired ...

www.livescience.com/39882-mermaid.html

May 25, 2017 ... One story dating back to the 1600s claimed that a mermaid had entered Holland through a dike, and was injured in the process. She was taken ...

www.wired.com/2014/10/fantastically-wrong-strange-murderous-sometimes-sexy-history-mermaid

Oct 15, 2014 ... Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid is a heartwarming tale of a mermaid falling in love, battling evil to be with her love, and living ...

www.realmermaids.net/mermaid-history/history-of-mermaid

Mermaids (or Sirens) are mythological water creatures (or spirits) that have appeared in the folklore and popular culture of almost every sea fearing civilizations ...

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Mermaids- History of Mermaids. Mermaids have long fascinated humans, right from the days of Hans Christian Anderson's novel, The Little Mermaid, to the ...

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A mermaid is a mythical creature that is half woman and half fish. .... Like many British and Irish mermaids, the mermaid in this story has more sympathy, ...

www.amnh.org/exhibitions/mythic-creatures/water-creatures-of-the-deep/becoming-mermaids

And in many cases, water spirits that weren't originally mermaids took on that form only ... The story of Lasirn blends African and European mermaid stories with ...

www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Mermaid

Mermaids and Mermen in Myth and Legend. Triton's fountain, by .... 17, 2007. ↑ The City of Warsaw, History of Warsaw's Coat of Arms. Retrieved May 17, 2007.

ocean.si.edu/ocean-news/mermaids-manatees-myth-and-reality

One creature that shows up in such stories throughout history is the mermaid. Mermaid mythology is quite varied, with mermaids taking on many different ...