So many cultures have amazing myths and stories about mermaids or creatures like them. The form and interpretation you probably know best comes from Hans Christian Andersen’s tale The Little Mermaid, which is immortalized in the world’s most famous mermaid statue in Copenhagen Harbor. But the history of mermaids runs deep and wide. Greek mythology […]
For thousands of years, in just about every culture spanning the globe, humankind has told tales that blur the line between what’s real and what’s magical. Often these stories have been told in hopes of explaining the unexplainable, or to teach a lesson, or simply to delight and entertain the ears of all who heard […]
The Scandia restaurant in the Yokohama harbor just outside Tokyo very appropriately installed a replica of Denmark’s Little Mermaid statue outside their restaurant. map The statue is inset into a section of the wall on the corner of the building. More info at the official page for this sculpture.
Mermaids have been a part of folklore for centuries in many countries around the world. While children are often enthralled by tales of mermaids and the sea, there are many adults who continue to be fascinated by them and enjoy decorating their homes and lives with mermaid memorabilia. From out of the many cheap, tacky […]
The Chamorro culture of Guam has an old folk tale about Sirena of Guam. The legend is preserved also with a statue in Sirena Park. map The statue commemorates the local Chamorro legend of the young girl Sirena who loved to swim in the river so much that she at times would swim instead of […]
Mermaids have held a special place of both mystery and enchantment in people’s minds for centuries and that continues to this day. Mermaids and their famed beauty have long been the subject of literature, artwork, fairytale and fantasy. They represent the unexplored mysteries of the oceans and also our desires as humans to transform and […]
Eastport, the eastern-most city in the United States, received its bronze mermaid sculpture yesterday. map The mermaid was created by local artist Richard Klyver, and has been 5 years in the making. In a ceremony attended by several hundred townspeople and visitors, speeches were given by the head of the city council, by artist Richard […]
The Bangor Daily News ran this article on the upcoming unveiling of a new mermaid statue in Eastport Maine. https://bangordailynews.com/2015/07/22/news/down-east/mermaid-to-adorn-eastport-harbor-walk/ It’s exciting to see a new bronze mermaid statue being custom made for this historic town.
The Animal Planet programs on mermaids have certainly achieved one objective – that of creating news and discussion. It has not all been nice – there has been plenty of criticism about the fact that the programs, which contain a lot of fiction, are presented as fact, with an almost invisible tiny disclaimer stating that […]