Mermaid Myths - Legends of Mermaids and Sirens
From all four corners of the sea, countless of stories have been made about sirens and mermaids. Here you can find which of those myths are most popular and what impact they had on our culture, history and modern society.
The elusive and powerful mermaids always were viewed as a part of many local myths and legends all around the world. Here you can find out how they fueled the imagination of the people and strike the fear into the minds of the countless sailors.
Melusina Mermaid represents one of the most famous European myths of mermaids. Being mostly popular in the France and surrounding countries, Melusina showcased all the most common traits of that are part of modern view of mermaids – incredible beauty, ability for love and relationships, and incredible jealousy and rage when promises to her are broken.
Sirena of Guam is one of the most popular mermaid myths of the Pacific. Incorporating many aspects of the of the famous folklore tales that can be found in Europe, Sirena’s story of becoming mermaid is even today remembered and celebrated in her home of Guam and the rest of Pacific.
Mami Wata represents one of the most celebrated and feared African goddesses which often appears to their followers and unsuspecting victims in the guise of incredibly beautiful mermaid. Here you can find out more about this fascinating legendary African deity, whose influence reached all over the North, Central and South America.
Iara represents one of the most feared mermaids the lives in the area of the Brazilian Amazonia. Created from merging local myths of snake spirits and African deity MamiWata, Iara is described as the personification of beauty, desire and danger. Here you can find out why this mythical creature even today induces fear into local population of Brazil.