On the Greek Island of Syros, by the water is a fountain featuring a mermaid and a fisherman.  The mermaid is Panagia Gorgona (which means Virgin Mary the Mermaid), patroness of fishermen.   The sculpture is a tribute to fishermen lost at sea.  ( map )

Panagia Gorgona mermaid on Syros in Greece

Panagia Gorgona mermaid on Syros in Greece. Photo by Christopher Zervas.

Where better to have a mermaid statue than on a Greek Island?

The sculpture was created by sculptor Giorgos Xenoulis of Athens, who also created a mermaid statue fountain on the island of Poros.

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