The legend of Sirena, a native American Indian mermaid, is beautifully expressed in Troy Kelley‘s life-size bronze mermaid statue in Salado, Texas.
According to local legend, a beautiful Indian maiden named Sirena wished to marry an Indian brave who didn’t return her feelings. Sitting by the river looking at her reflections, she expressed her wish. A magical catfish overheard her, and promised to help her win the warrior if she would agree to become a mermaid on each full moon for a year, swimming with the catfish in the river. However, while in the shape of a mermaid during each full moon that year, if human eyes ever saw her in the moonlight, she would then have to remain a mermaid forever (which the catfish secretly hoped would happen)……
The rest of the story – and a lot of photos – can be seen here.
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