Mermaids

The Myths, Legends, and Lore

Author: Skye Alexander

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1507206666

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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The allure and mystery of mermaids has taken hold of our psyche for ages. From the Irish merrows who come on land to search for human husbands to the fake Fiji Mermaid made popular by P.T Barnum, these sea maidens (and sometimes men) can be found in folklore and mythology from every tradition in the world. Inside this captivating collection, complete with beautiful illustrations throughout, you'll discover the myths surrounding these enigmatic beings, explore the common symbols associated with them, and learn tales of merfolk from around the world. Dive into Mermaids and get swept away!
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Mermaid Myths

Author: Cynthia O'Brien

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 1538213729

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Are mermaids compassionate beings waiting to save drowning sailors or vindictive creatures hoping to lure people to their deaths? The answer depends on the lore, which is vast and varied. Through the centuries, people around the world have reported seeing real mermaids on rocks or bobbing in the sea. Even in the 21st century, people are drawn to the mystery of the mermaid. Readers, too, will find the many mermaid stories and hoaxes in this engaging book entertaining as well as educational. Folklore is a unique and entertaining window into studies of world culture.
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The Mermaid Handbook

An Alluring Treasury of Literature, Lore, Art, Recipes, and Projects

Author: Carolyn Turgeon

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062669575

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Answer the enchanting siren call of the mermaid with this comprehensive, lavishly illustrated and intricately designed one-of-a-kind lifestyle compendium from the editor in chief of Faerie Magazine and author of The Faerie Handbook and globally published novel Mermaid, packed with lore, legends, facts and trivia, beautiful illustrations, and numerous step-by-step projects and recipes. Beautiful, seductive, mysterious, and potentially dangerous, the mermaid is a global literary and pop culture icon whose roots date back to ancient sea goddesses and Greek mythology. From Homer’s Odyssey and Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale The Little Mermaid to T.S. Eliot’s "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" and the Disney animated film The Little Mermaid, this sea vixen has long seduced popular imagination. Cosmetic companies have drawn inspiration for their makeup lines from mermaids, as have designers throughout fashion history, from Jean Patou to Jean Paul Gaultier and Alexander McQueen. The fishtail dress is a perennial long red-carpet staple, favored by the likes of Marion Cotillard, Sofia Vergara, and Blake Lively. Divided into four sections—Fashion and Beauty; Arts and Culture; Real Mermaids and Where to Find Them; and Food, Entertaining and Stories of the Sea—The Mermaid Handbook is a unique and sumptuous compilation filled with creative ideas for decorating and living inspired by these beauties from the deep. Learn to make a sailor’s valentine; a mermaid comb and crown; and a pearl and sequin paillette necklace. There are recipes for mermaid-themed poke bowls, aquatic-themed honey gingerbread cookies, and the official cocktail of the 1960s-era mermaid attraction Aquarama. Folklore expert Carolyn Turgeon also includes profiles of true modern mermaids, tail makers, and mermaid bars; visits mermaid attractions like Weeki Wachee Springs; and provides tips on getting beachy mermaid hair and creating an alluring eye.
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A Mermaid's Tale

A Personal Search for Love and Lore

Author: Amanda Adams

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

ISBN: 1553653777

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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From the seas of antiquity to the city streets of today, A Mermaid's Tale explores the myth and meanings of the mermaid. Beginning with Melusina, the bathing mermaid par excellence, Amanda Adams goes on to describe the seductive sirens and their honeyed songs, the powerful Arctic sea goddess Sedna, and the long-haired rusalki or Russian lore, among other legendary mermaids. As she tells their stories, she also expresses a love of the mermaid that surely no sea-bound sailor could ever match. Grounded in cultural anthropology, folklore studies, and intellectual rigor, A Mermaid's Tale also draws on literature, poetry, and mythology for its insights. It is a book filled with depth and detail as it describes Adam's swim through the ocean of her own life in search of the unusual, the beautiful, and the perfectly extraordinary.
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Mermaid Legends

Author: Kate Light

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 1538203820

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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"Mermaid sightings pop up again and again in seafarers' accounts. Could there be some truth to the legends? This captivating book takes readers on a high seas' search for mermaids. They'll read some fascinating tales of mermaids, both beautiful and hideous. They'll learn the true story of Hans Christian Andersen's ""The Little Mermaid,"" too. This high-interest volume is packed with legends and lore as well as awesome artwork."
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Tales of the Mermaids of Waiahuakua

Author: Kohana Au

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1770675663

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

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"The 1st edition of 'Tales of the Mermaids of Waiahuakua--those of the sea' is a collection of Hawaiian creation and romantic legends with the interjection of the mermaid ... These legends include stories from Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, Tonga, the Marquesas' as well as the Maori of New Zealand."--P [4] of cover.
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Fairies

The Myths, Legends, and Lore

Author: Skye Alexander

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440573050

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Draws from folklore, mythology, and poetry from around the world--including the Irish, Slavic, African, and Persian traditions--to examine the history, culture, characteristics, and behavior of fairies.
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The Secret History of Mermaids and Creatures of the Deep

Author: Ari Berk,Wayne Anderson,Gary Chalk

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 076364515X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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Describes the history of mermaids and other sea creatures in folklore and mythology, discussing their anatomy, magic, language, and encounters with humans.
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Folklore and the Sea

Author: Horace Palmer Beck

Publisher: Mystic Seaport Museum Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 545

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Horace Beck, a former professor of American Literature at Middlebury College, has been gathering the sea's folklore for 70 years in Europe, North America, and the West Indies. This collection of legends, songs, superstitions, and stories, both true and apocryphal includes spectral ships, mermaids and mermen, pirates, sea language, sea monsters, navigation and weather lore, names on sea and shore, and much more. Library Journal called Folklore and the Sea "a browser's delight as well as a researcher's gold mine."
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