It is believed that water harbours different life-forms. One such life-form is a mermaid, which is half-woman and half-fish. Mermaids are aquatic creatures that have been mentioned in numerous folklore and stories and are not limited to just one culture or civilisation. They are depicted as beautiful, cheerful, gentle and helpful. The first mermaid came into being when Atargatis accidently caused the death of her lover and consequently jumped into the sea.
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Greek mythology talks about creatures that have feathery bodies like a bird’s, whereas their heads are that of woman. Residing on islands surrounded by cliffs, sirens are said to entice men sailing through the sea through their songs. These mesmerised men consequently lose their sense of direction and end up drowning.
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