Mythological Creatures: Mermaid

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The mermaid has played a significant role in today’s culture, but also in the understanding of Greek mythologies. Mermaids are creatures that belong to the sea. They are often depicted as being beautiful creatures that have the upper body of a human woman and the lower half of a fish. In Greek mythology, sirens were viewed as the typical mermaid. They would sing to sailors on the seas, enticing them with their soothing voices. In the end, the sirens would take advantage of the sailors and would sometimes kill them. They would also use their voices to lead the sailors to dangerous waters and risk them destroying their ship...

It was all purely pleasurable for mermaids and sirens alike. In other instances, the sailors would become hypnotized by their bodies and would fall into the ocean, drowning in the water as they were under their spells. Some of the gods of Greek mythology have also been depicted as being similar to a mermaid - for example, the god Triton who was known as the messenger of the seas. Mermaids are found in many different forms in a variety of mythologies, ranging from the islands of Greece to the ancient city of Assyria. They are remarkable creatures that have played a role for centuries. They are mysterious as they are not known to always flaunt themselves. There is even a belief that mermaids want to actually wish to be on shore with the humans, and so they try to seduce one in order to become human and to remain on land forever. They wish to escape the sea. These Greek tales help to fund the stories found in Scandinavia, such as The Little Mermaid by Hans Anderson. Even in the darkest of sea travelers, it is possible to find one’s way by following the sound of the voice of a beautiful mermaid. Where you end - is up to the mermaid.