On the Greek Island of Syros, by the water is a fountain featuring a mermaid and a fisherman. The mermaid is Panagia Gorgona (which approximately means "Saint Mermaid" or "Virgin Mary the Mermaid"), patroness of fishermen. The sculpture is a tribute to fishermen lost at sea. map
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. It is based on a local legend, which has it that a fisherman fell off a boat at the mouth of the Kini Beach Inlet. A mermaid came to his rescue and swam him to shore, where she laid him on the beach.
● The Mermaids of Earth coffee-table book: See page 95 in the book about this sculpture.