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New site theme, new mermaid pages

By |November 2nd, 2012|

Well, it has been a busy two weeks, getting the Mermaids Of Earth website fully re-engineered with a new look and theme, while still getting up some new mermaid sculpture pages.

Any and all feedback on the new look is appreciated.

Today a page was added for the sculpture of Miranda, The Dartmouth Mermaid.

Two days ago we added a page for the Mermaid Monument in Espirito Santo, Brazil.

Last week we added the mermaid sculpture in Cayucos, California.

And the prior week we added pages for mermaid sculptures in Baden (Austria), Salado (Texas), Navy HQ in Brazil, San Angelo (Texas), Ganges (British Columbia, Canada) and Sugar Loaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro.

So there is much to look at.

Mermaid mythology 101

By |October 27th, 2012|

I came across an interesting and thorough article on the mythology of mermaids today, going back to about 5000 BC.   A lot of fascinating details and leads to follow up …

Many fantastic images added for the mermaid in Ventura, CA

By |October 19th, 2012|

With the gracious help of Samuel Povar and Sunny Oberto, more background story and many beautiful images have been added about the Russian mermaid at Soter Point in Ventura, CA.   This mermaid is rapidly becoming a famous tourist attraction.

Additional images for Mermaid of the North in Scotland

By |September 28th, 2012|

Thanks to Lynda Durrand and Linda Vass for sending some excellent photos of the Mermaid of the North.

Balintore (Scotland), Puerta Vallarta (Mexico) and Jeju (South Korea) Mermaids

By |September 21st, 2012|

3 more mermaid sculptures have pages now – The Mermaid of The North in Balintore, Scotland, Triton & Nereida in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico and the Mermaid near Dragon’s Head Rock on Jeju, South Korea.

Thank you so much to all those contributing with pictures, permissions to use their photos, and information on these sculptures.

Cyprus and Veracruz – sandstone and bronze

By |September 19th, 2012|

Two new mermaid pages went up today – one for a virtually unknown mermaid fountain on Cyprus, and the other for the well-known Sirena de Boca statue in Veracruz, Mexico.

Mermaids in London and Warsaw

By |September 18th, 2012|

New pages are live for mermaid statues and sculptures in Trafalgar Square, London, in Warsaw’s Old Town Market Square and at the Vistula River in Warsaw.

There is a lot of history on all of these.

Mermaids in Marmaris Turkey & Glendale California

By |September 16th, 2012|

A gorgeous mermaid in with a butterfly in Marmaris Turkey, and yet another replica of Copenhagen’s The Little Mermaid, this time in Glendale California.

17 Mermaid sculptures online now

By |September 14th, 2012|

It’s been a couple days since the last post and pages.   Surprisingly I found 2 more copies of  Edvard Eriksen’s sculpture of The Little Mermaid  – one on St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands, and one on the grave of famous Dane Victor Borge, in Greenwich Connecticut.

And I added another giant mermaid sculpture in India – the one on Kollam Beach.

Also a couple other mermaid statues were found, that have been added to the list of future mermaid pages.   It is pretty amazing how many places have mermaid statues.

Earth Largest Mermaid Sculpture

By |September 11th, 2012|

A page was added for the Jalakanyaka at Shankumugham Beach in southern India, probably Earth’s largest mermaid.

Mermaids in Mazatlan (Mexico) and Salt Lake City

By |September 8th, 2012|

New pages added for mermaid sculptures in Mazatlan and Salt Lake City.

Mermaids in New Zealand, Romania and England

By |September 5th, 2012|

There are 3 new pages with mermaids live today.   One in Pietra Neamt, Romania, another at Wookey Hole in England, and lastly one in Napier, New Zealand.

Mermaids in Ventura, Kimballton and Solvang added.

By |September 3rd, 2012|

3 new mermaid sculpture pages were added today.   Ventura (CA), Kimballton (IO) and Solvang (CA)

The Little Mermaid, Copenhagen

By |September 3rd, 2012|

The page for The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen has been launched.

Mermaids in Drøbak

By |September 2nd, 2012|

The page on the three mermaids in Drøbak, Norway is live.

Mermaids sculpture at the Cleveland Museum of Art

By |September 1st, 2012|

The first page on a mermaid sculpture went live – the mermaids at the Cleveland Museum of Art in Ohio.

Mermaids of Earth site is now live…

By |August 27th, 2012|

Welcome to Mermaids of Earth.

This site is about mermaids on planet Earth.

The first focus is to gather information on all mermaid sculptures in public places, including excellent photos, data on who created them, why they are where they are, when they were created, the stories or legends that inspired them, and of course exactly where they are located, so they can easily be visited.

Why?  Because mermaids are all around us.  Lots of them.   No, not live ones of course, but mermaids in stories, paintings, graphic arts, movies, sculptures and other artforms.

I became interested in mermaid art and particularly in mermaid sculpture, partly because I grew up in Denmark, home to Hans Christian Andersen, author of the fairy tale The Little Mermaid. As a dane, The Little Mermaid is pretty much part of one’s culture.

The statue in Copenhagen harbor of The Little Mermaid is world famous and an icon of Denmark.

But the subject of mermaids goes back a long time before Hans Christian Andersen, and far beyond the borders of Denmark.  Man and women have speculated about mermaids through the ages, and much art has been created showing what mermaids and their environment might look like.

This rich cultural heritage involving mermaids spans millennia and many corners of the Earth, from New Zealand and Australia, through Asia, Greece, much of Europe, India, Latin America and North America and more.

There are statues of mermaids all over the world.  Some are astoundingly beautiful, and many have a story out of legend or folk lore, or a great story on how they came to be. You have to look for them though, as there has not been a map or index available.  I aim to make this interesting part of our planet’s many cultures available to others.

Mermaids have been portrayed as mystical, dangerous, beautiful, alluring, treacherous, longing, demure, aesthetic and sexy. There are different kinds of mermaids and big differences in how artists conceive their mermaids.   We now have a project going to find as many mermaid sculptures as possible.  This site will show some of the mermaids we have come across, and show representing all these qualities and more.

If you know of mermaids in sculpture or art and would like to help, let me know.