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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.
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.
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.
Selkies live as seals in the sea, but on land they shed their skin to become human. The legend about these seal people is very similar to those of swan maidens. Find out more about selkie legends and origins.