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Monster Monday, Mermaids in the water!

Updated on April 8, 2019
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Welcome to Spirit's blog. The place where we find the beauty in the hidden, occult, mythologies of our world. Blessed be.

Hi all and welcome to Spirit's Blog. It's Monster Monday, so I figured I would discuss Mermaids. The myth of mermaid started centuries ago, with a tale of the goddess Atargatis of Assyria. She accidentally kills her human lover and out of shame turns herself into a mermaid. There are legends inspired by the ancient Greek folklore of sirens. These sirens were believed to lure innocent sailors to their doom by singing to them.

Christopher Columbus on his travels through the Caribbean claimed to have found mermaids. There are tales from Mesopotamia with Babylonian art that depicts mermaids as being a sign of protection. There was an ancient Greek theory that humans descended from mermaids. There are tales that Alexander the Great's sister was turned into a mermaid, residing in the Aegean Sea. When sailors came in contact with her she would ask "Is King Alexander alive?" To which the sailors had to respond with the affirmative or she would doom them and their ship, summoning a storm that killed them all.

The most famous account of mermaids is the tale by Hans Christian Andersen, "The Little Mermaid". This tale was the basis for the Disney movie by the same name. The only differences are of course that Disney added a happy ending. In the original tale the mermaid is supposed to kill the prince to break her spell. She cannot so therefore throws the magic blade in the ocean and jumps in after it. She turns to foam and becomes an ethereal being and has to earn immortality by doing good deeds.

There are still "sightings" of mermaids in this time. In 2009 the Israeli town of Kiryat Yam, offered a million dollar reward to anyone having evidence of mermaids. This was after repeated sightings on their coast. In 2012 in Zimbabwe there was work halted on two reservoir projects, the workers refused to continue after they claim there were mermaids in the water. After the 2004 tsunami pictures of the "Fiji mermaid" started circling the internet. The picture above is from Freeform's ocean drama, "Siren".

So through all the research mermaids have gained a popularity. There are clubs that buy special monofins and go "mermaiding" . There are towns that pride themselves on having mermaids. These creatures whether real or not have made an impression on many worldly cultures. Mermaids remain one of the favorite myths to this day. Movies and television are partial to this myth. So in my opinion real or not mermaids are here to stay. Blessed be.

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    • Occult Spirits profile imageAUTHOR

      Occult Spirits 

      11 months ago

      Thank you for commenting, I completely agree with you Blessed be.

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      universe 1000 

      11 months ago

      we truly will come back one eternity and there will be no evil no bigots no racists no shameful men nor women no selfishness no pediphiles only decent and loving immortal souls that will live for ever on earth and in the universe that was created for the loving and caring and not for those who only think about themselves and their $millions and $billions and make millions of people suffer in poverty and even have smirks in their faces if the poor dare to speak up. my good friends wake up the time is near as every man and woman will one day answer to our creator we cant take anything with us be good be kind take care.

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      Shawindi Silva 

      12 months ago from Sri lanka

      interesting !!


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