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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.
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.
Oshun is one of the many mythical creatures from African stories and myths, represented as a spirit or deity that reflects one of the manifestations of God. Oshun is one of the most popular orishas.
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.