Chick O the Sea Picture

Mermaids are mythological aquatic creatures with a female human head and torso and the tail of a fish. Mermaids have a broad representation in folklore, literature, and popular culture.

The word is a compound of mere, the Old English word for "sea", and maid, a woman. The male equivalent is a merman. Much like sirens, mermaids would sometimes sing to people and gods and enchant them, distracting them from their work and causing them to walk off the deck or run their ships aground. Other stories have them squeezing the life out of drowning men while attempting to rescue them. They are also said to take humans down to their underwater kingdoms. In Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid, it is said that they forget that humans cannot breathe underwater, while others say they drown men out of spite.


In a past life i was a mermaid who fell in love with an ancient mariner. I pulled him into the sea to be my husband. I didnt know he couldn't breathe underwater.