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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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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Scaled for Success

The Internationalisation of the Mermaid

Author: Philip Hayward

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0861969529

Category: Art

Page: 247

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Emerging from the confluence of Greco-Roman mythology and regional folklore, the mermaid has been an enduring motif in Western culture since the medieval period. It has also been disseminated more widely, initially through Western trade and colonisation and, more recently, through the increasing globalisation of media products and outlets. Scaled for Success offers the first detailed overview of the mermaids dispersal outside Europe. Complementing previous studies of the interrelationship between the mermaid and Mami Wata spirit in West Africa, this volume addresses the mermaids presence in a range of Middle Eastern, Asian, Australian, Latin American and North American contexts. Individual chapters identify the manner in which the mermaid has been variously syncretised and/or resignified in contexts as diverse as Indian public statuary, Thai cinema and Coney Islands annual Mermaid Parade. Rather than lingering as a relic of a bygone age, the mermaid emerges as a versatile, dynamic and, above all, polyvalent figure. Her prominence exemplifies the manner in which contemporary media-lore has extended the currency of established folkloric figures in new and often surprising ways. Analysing aspects of religious symbolism, visual art, literature and contemporary popular culture, this copiously illustrated volume profiles an intriguing and highly diverse phenomenon. Philip Hayward is editor of the journal Shima and holds adjunct professor positions at the University of Technology Sydney and at Southern Cross University. His previous volume, Making a Splash: Mermaids (and Mermen) in 20th and 21st Century Audiovisual Media, was published by John Libbey Publishing/Indiana University Press in 2017.
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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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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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The Folk Lore Of The Isle Of Man

Being An Account Of Its Myths, Legends, Superstitions, Customs And Proverbs

Author: A. W. Moore

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9780766188280

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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1891. Contents: Myths Connected with the Legendary History of the Isle of Man; Hagiological and Mytho-Historical Legends; Fairies and Familiar Spirits; Hobgoblins, Monsters, Giants, Mermaids, Apparitions; Magic, Witchcraft; Customs and Superstitions Connected with the Seasons; Superstitions Connected with the Sun, Animals, Trees, Plants, Sacred Edifices; Customs and Superstitions Connected with Birth, Marriage and Death; Customs Formerly Enforced by Law; and Proverbs and Sayings.
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