Picture Of Mermaids At Play 1886

Picture Of Mermaids At Play 1886

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The Play of the Naiads, by Arnold Böcklin (1886).

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Public domain

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History of Mermaids

From the moment our first civilizations formed near the oceans and rivers, to the modern day when ancient myths are viewed as the source of entertainment and history, the myth of mermaids went through many changes and adaptations. Here you can find out more about history of these fascinating legendary creatures.

Mythology of Mermaids and Sirens

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.

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Mermaids Origin and Etymology

Origin of the mermaids can be found in the beliefs and religions of ancient human civilizations, more than three thousand years ago. Ever since then, mermaids received countless new additions that made them what they are today – celebrated mystical creatures of the sea.