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Mermaids, Witches and Amazons
Mermaids And Sea-Cows
My Mermaid Theory
The official theory on mermaid myths and sighting is mermaids are simply sea cows, which sailors have mistaken for mermaids.
This theory suggests that sailors in the past were half-wits and idiots simply because a sea cow looks nothing like a woman with a fishtail. Also most myths and stories come from Europe where there are no sea cows.
Having studied mermaid legends and sightings of the past I have come to a completely different conclusion. What I have come to realize, is that mermaid are not mythical creatures or sea-cows but real life women. And surprisingly mermaids still exist even today in places like Japan, Korea and other Southeast Asia countries.
In Japan and Korea they are called Ama and haenyo divers. I have come to the conclusion that there were once similar divers in Europe, Africa, America and even Australia, and these were the mermaids of legend.
Japanese Ama Diver
The Wading Ape
The Aquatic Ape Theory
I have also written about the Aquatic Ape theory as advocated by Elaine Morgan. This theory explains why humans are so different from any other species of ape, simply because we were once a semi-aquatic ape.
The theory explains how we learn to walk on two legs, to talk, to grow a larger brain than any other ape and why we lost our hair.
What I have discovered is that the mermaid legend is a suppressed chapter of her-story, where many of the achievements of women have been written out of history. As I explain in my book/Blog (see below). As well as my other hub-pages about mermaids
The Origins Of Mermaid Myths
My theory also explains many other mysteries about mermaid tales, like the siren call. Where sailors are so hypnotized by the beautiful singing of mermaids, that they crash their ships onto rocks
Or stories of mermaids who grow legs when they come to land and grow a fish tail when they go back into the sea. Surprisingly there are logical explanations for these magical tales.
My book/blog on Mermaids has over a million hits
Mermaids And Witches
I also explain why mermaids and witches were the same people and why the Christian Church persecuted them
It seems that mermaids and witches were gathering people who continued to forage for food in swamps, lakes, rivers and on the seashore, while most other people had switched to farming.
This hadn't been a problem for thousands of years until farmers decided to drain the swamps and lakes, where the gathering people lived. This brought about the conflict between the two communities and ended with the witch-hunts, where the gathering people were wiped out
Breath-holding divers, (mermaids) probably continued up until the 19th century in remote places like Northern Scotland, the Orkney and Shetland islands.
Part One of a Seven Part Series
Updated and revised version of my Mermaid video in seven parts
- What Mermaids Really Are
I have a theory about the true nature of mermaids and have made seven video to explain it all. I have made up this Hub so people can easy access all the videos on one page.
My Blog about the Aquatic Ape Theory
Aquatic Ape Group
- AAT : Littoral adaptations in Pleistocene Homo
AAT: Littoral adaptations in Pleistocene Homo
© 2008 William Bond