Why are there so many mermaid legends from around the world?

Merrows from Ireland
Why are there so many mermaid legends from around the world?Duyongs from Malaysia

Nixies from Germany
Suvannamacha from Thailand

ben-varrey of Scotland
Mami Wata from Africa
Aycayia from the Carribean Natives

They're literally all over the place!!!


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Most Helpful Guy

  • Apparently it started from the ancient Assyria, well because folklores were shared from culture to culture through trades between places long time ago. Silk road, to Europe etc..

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Most Helpful Girl

  • Well I don't think it's hard to imagine why sailors, who haven't seen women in weeks, even months, see imaginary women at sea.
    And the fish tails, because they're at sea and there are fish in the sea.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q4wU9nh6cg

    It's not entirely false!

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What Girls Said 4

  • Maybe because they're real? (I like to imagine so). There are other creatures you can find stories of in many cultures, such as vampires

    I'm currently reading Sarah Porter's Lost Voices trilogy so I'm very interested in mermaids. Anyone know of any good books on the general subject?

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  • When I was s little girl I kept wondering how I could turn into one. I'm a strong swimmer. I figured I was halfway there.

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  • Because they're cool. There are legends of big foot, dragons, and unicorns all over the world, too.

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  • Because of Atagartis.

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