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Mermaids of the World

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What is it about mermaids that people find so fascinating? Is it because of their unusual mystique, so surrounded in mythology and legends that it defies any great understanding of such creatures? Or is it because of the stories from sailors lost at sea that have been handed down through the ages that tell of mermaids who led their ships from imminent peril or caused them to be smashed upon some leeward shore?

These are questions that this page will attempt to resolve as it delves into the mysteries that surround these fantastical sirens of the sea. You, the reader, are invited to participate in this effort by sending me your comments, photos or suggestions at my Facebook page. This page is an ongoing experience to learn more about these mysterious creatures and their great following of fans who are devoted to their mystique and study.

K. Steven Monk
Jasper, Georgia

Mermaid Melissa

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Real-Life Mermaid Melissa is known for traveling across the oceans entertaining at live mermaid events, mermaid shows, and underwater mermaid sightings to raise awareness for ocean conservation by swimming with marine mammals worldwide. Melissa promotes “ocean education through underwater entertainment” at all mermaid fundraisers, events, and live appearances she attends.
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Mermaid Dreams

Welcome Mermaid Friends!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers the confidence they have given us. I love my job, I love to see children enjoying and imagining, and I love being part of this happiness. THANKS FOR MAKING MERMAIDREAMS PART OF THIS FANTASY… РTai Castellanos
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History of Weeki Wachee Springs – Welcome to Weeki Wachee Springs!

If you thought mermaids were just the lively imaginings of lonely sailors, think again — and come to Weeki Wachee Springs, the City of Live Mermaids, on the Gulf Coast of Florida.
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Mermaids: Aquatic Facts About the Sirens of the Sea

The recent news from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that mermaids are, in fact, a myth resulted in a flurry of media coverage and everything from mockery of the government to broken-hearted little girls who still believe in mermaids, the Easter Bunny, Bigfoot and Santa. Since I am currently working on a book about mermaids, the news piqued my interest and I thought I’d share some of my own aquatic research.
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Among the Mermaids: Facts, Myths, and Enchantments from the Sirens of the Sea
by Varla Ventura

From Homer’s Odyssey to Pirates of the Caribbean, Mermaids have fascinated popular culture for centuries. Among the Mermaids is an enchanting collection of classic stories, facts, and tales of mermaids from around the world that will thrill every lover of this romanticized mythological creature.
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by Kerry Colburn

Icons of the sea, pop culture seductresses, and mythical sirens: mermaids have been swimming in and out of our collective consciousness since the beginning of recorded time, and their images have graced folk-art pieces for centuries. Here’s a gorgeous gift book about these legendary sea nymphs that gracefully combines full-color art — including paintings, sculptures, and illustrations by Paul Gaugin and Gustav Klimt — with literary quotations and lore that span more than 2,000 years. Text includes selections from Ovid, Shakespeare, Goethe, Melville, and Poe, plus “The Little Mermaid” and “The Legend of Undine.”
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Mermaid Dreams: An Art Collection by Selina Fenech (Volume 4)
by Selina Fenech

Satin scales, silky tails, mermaids of the ocean deep and others that call the sea their home. A soft cover collection of Selina Fenech’s mermaid themed artworks. Includes lush, full page reprints of Fenech’s artworks, sketchbook images, plus information and insight into the creation of each work. 60 pages.
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Fairy Visions: An Art Collection by Selina Fenech
by Selina Fenech

Gossamer wings, fairies, sprites, beautiful delights, and magical little things. A 60 page soft cover collection of Selina Fenech’s fairy themed artworks. Includes full page reprints of Fenech’s artworks, sketchbook images, plus information and insight into the creation of each work.
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The Secret History of Mermaids
by Ari Berk

Since ancient times, seafarers and coast-dwellers the world over have reported encounters with merpeople. Variously known as Finfolk, Dinny Mara, Nereids, Blue Men, and Merrymaids, merfolk have been the source of both gifts and disasters for humankind. Now a lavishly illustrated resource offers insight into the lives, origins, language, and magic of these elusive peoples.
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Deep Sea Destiny (Book One of the Twisted Tales Mermaid Series 1)
by Danielle Viverito

Gemma is a local surfer chick who has had an affinity for the sea for as long as she can remember. She always felt called by it and guilty if she did not answer that call daily. Mareena is a mermaid Princess who longs to walk among the humans. She studies them with awe and envy. She dreams of long beautiful legs, fabulous clothes, delicious foods and a handsome man to move her along the dance floor and give her a kiss to remember.
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Mermaids: The Myths, Legends, and Lore
by Skye Alexander

The allure and mystery of mermaids has taken hold of our psyche for ages. From the Irish merrows who come on land to search for human husbands to the fake Fiji Mermaid made popular by P.T Barnum, these sea maidens (and sometimes men) can be found in folklore and mythology from every tradition in the world.
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A Survival Guide for Landlocked Mermaids
by Margot Datz

The landlocked mermaid is a symbol of the contemporary woman, trapped in a paradoxical dilemma of being part worldly and domesticated, part untamable and intuitive. In A Survival Guide for Landlocked Mermaids, artist Margot Datz sees the she-nymph within, struggling to emerge, and in a swirl of whimsical and witty wisdom, lovingly offers tips for today’s world of dating, mating, and beyond.
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The Journey of Mermaid Melissa’s Aquatic Career & Mermaid Company
Living as a Mermaid: Mermaid Melissa
Mermaids are real!
The Sirens call
Mermaids, Sirens of The Sea