Similar Creatures: Siren, Ondine/undines, Merfolk, Sea Maidens, Nereids
A mermaid found a swimming lad,
Picked him for her own,
Pressed her body to his body,
Laughed; and plunging down
Forgot in cruel happiness
That even lovers drown.
- William Butler Yeats
Another prodigy called mermaid has also been seen there. This appears to have the form of a woman from the waist upward, for it has large nipples on its breast like a woman, long hands and heavy hair, and its neck and head are formed in every respect like those of a human being. The monster is said to have large hands and its fingers are not parted but bound together by a web like that which joins the toes of water fowls. Below the waist line it has the shape of a fish with scales and tail and fins.
This morning one of our company looking over board saw a mermaid . . . from navel upward, her back and breasts were like a woman's (as they say that saw her) her body as big as one of us; her skin very white; and long hair hanging down behind, of color black; in her going down they saw her tail, which was like the tail of a porpoise and speckled like a mackerel.
-From Henry Hudson
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:thumb78690797: Betta Mermaid by ~B0RN2BWILD Deadly Beauty by ~Hbruton Diver and Mermaid by ~kimdemulder The Little Mermaid by ~Bloodhaunt Mermaid by ~CherieHeck Mermaid by ~ElenaTria Deep Water Mermaid by ~Deramis The electric mermaid by *whiteshaixmermaid cigar box by ~pigtailgoddess Hooked by !PasMalDarcy A Real Mermaid by ~Laiyla mermaid by ~yuana Mermaid's Kiss by ~khorah Moonlit Mermaid by *Katerina-Art Mermaid by ~IfigNouveau Mermaid by *janey-jane The Russian mermaid by ~MonkeyDKiba May theme: FISH MONSTERS 1 by ~missmonster Raven Waves by ~eshkenazi Aqua Terra by ~Paimonerra Sea Rose by *ElvenstarArt :thumb117479426: Sunset Mermaid by ~kimdemulder Sanctuary by ~Kuoma Davy Jones's locker by ~E-f-e-u MeRmAiD's SeCrEt ChAmBeR by ~Anzel-X Queen of the Deep by ~Wenchworks Mermaid Dreams by ~JimWarren Acrylic Mermaid Painting by ~Carliihde mermaid by ~cathydelanssay blue mermaid by ~junfran13 Mermaid's Daydream by ~spiderlady Deep Sea Medusa by *MisticUnicorn Four of Cups by ~puimun :thumb10502189: Demi Sea Princess by ~Chael Mermaid by ~UrsulaAppleBaby Mermaid by ~sheldonsartacademy :thumb116234135:Little Mermaid Portrait by ~kamarzaThe little mermaid by ~TannenzapfenBeached Mermaid Fin by *dashinvaine Mermaid by *ColletteJEllis Mermaid is taking a nap by ~efira-japan Mermaid by ~Ana-Twins Aztec mermaid by ~renata-studio Mermaid by ~gxiong Olivine Mermaid by ~Imperess Fleeting memories by =TrollGirl Different Worlds by *SteveDelamare Card47 - Wash Away Your Burden by ~ravynnephelan Low Tide by *Cynnalia Quiet Time by ~thedreamflier Draper's Bay by ~VampireHungerStrike seadragons by ~AvantFae Golden Mermaid by ~BarbaraBrownArt Winged Mermaid by ~rainesz Choose Your Poison by =AngelaSasser Sereia by ~ricardoafranco Siren Song by ~candcfantasyart Siren by ~bumble-boo Sea Holly Mermaid by ~Sarakatt Confessions by *Raipun Stonybrook Banneret by *RalphHorsley Fins by =ArmadaRyu :thumb32717102: Fishy Bishi by ~Zackichan The aquarium by ~LadySybile Moondance by ~merwing Indigo by ~carolinebradley :thumb148936817: Page of Cups by ~puimun Hymn to Undine by ~redheaded-step-child Oarfish Mermaid by ~Jadiekins Pescadita by ~driany Call of the Sea by ~kirstinmills Siren by ~Anoki-Doll Sedna by ~yara001
:thumb58090653: Mermaid by ~Nekonari :thumb112079835: the ebb and the flow by ~Cephalopodwaltz .Ulan the Betta. by ~Asyd-Rayn Water by ~kyuhketsuki Underwater by ~Tiara-C Mythology Exchange - Mirin by *GoddessVirage Merman in color by ~Qwaychou Hello Mr. Fish by ~liliesformary THE LITTLE MERMAID by *Voodoomamma :thumb6464470: :thumb14489838: The Prince in Pearls by ~SingularDisease How The Mermaid Feels by ~christophermoonlight mermaids by ~VIKEEjee La sirene nouvelle by ~Itzea To the Siren, Sanguine + Sepia by ~sphinxmuse Reflection by ~daleziemianski :thumb81641635: Murky Waters by ~tifachan :thumb80038654: :thumb21386178: :thumb123036643: :thumb12613323: :thumb25288278: :thumb65468965: :thumb64703995: :thumb82576532: :thumb91264330: :thumb80477648: :thumb21958413: :thumb91886489: :thumb146185019: :thumb40113694: :thumb137213519: :thumb105948449: :thumb22553953: :thumb23578389: :thumb29401275:
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