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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 .... According to legend, a mermaid came to the Cornish village of Zennor where she used to listen to the singing of a chorister, Matthew Trewhella.

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May 25, 2017 ... Merfolk (mermaids and mermen) are, of course, the marine version of half-human , half-animal legends that have captured human imagination ...

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A mermaid is a mythical creature that is half woman and half fish. The name comes from 'mer' meaning sea. The male version is called a merman. Although ...

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Feb 29, 2016 ... In fact, those mermaids—which seem to be a combination of the Melusine and Greek mythology—barely skim the surface of this fish-human ...

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Nov 25, 2014 ... The ocean's largest herbivore, sirenians are also notable as the creatures that have long fueled mermaid myths and legend across cultures.

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Mermaids: The Myths, Legends, and Lore [Skye Alexander] on Amazon.com. * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The allure and mystery of mermaids has ...

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Oct 15, 2014 ... Where did the legend of the mermaid come from in the first place? From ancient deities to corporate lackeys, the history of our aquatic cousins ...

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Visit this site for information about Mermaids. Beautiful pictures and images of Mermaids, sea nymphs. Ancient Greek mythology about Mermaids.

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For some sailors mermaids were precious creatures that should be cherished and protected, but for some ... Mermaid Myths - Legends of Mermaids and Sirens.