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

Why are there so many mermaid legends from around the world?Nixies from Germany
Why are there so many mermaid legends from around the world?Suvannamacha from Thailand

Why are there so many mermaid legends from around the world?ben-varrey of Scotland
Why are there so many mermaid legends from around the world?Mami Wata from Africa
Why are there so many mermaid legends from around the world?Aycayia from the Carribean Natives
Why are there so many mermaid legends from around the world?
They're literally all over the place!!!

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  • 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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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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  • 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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  • 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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