By Heidi Anne Heiner

showing below many alternative guises, mermaids have a protracted, different heritage courting again many centuries. our modern-day notion of mermaids is based mostly upon the mermaids and merrows of northern Europe, specially Scandinavia, Scotland and eire, in addition to the sirens of old Greece. notwithstanding, water spirits of a few kind exist in nearly each tradition positioned close to our bodies of water, be they oceans, lakes, rivers or maybe wells and comes. This assortment gathers jointly examples of the earliest scholarship on mermaids and their folkloric relations, together with a number of articles approximately their historical past from precedent days to the 19th century whilst mermaids captured the general public and literary mind's eye through the folklore renaissance of the 1800s. as well as the articles, over a hundred and fifty stories and ballads approximately mermaids and different water spirits from around the globe are compiled into this one handy anthology. The emphasis is at the eu mermaid in her many guises, yet tales from Africa, Asia, and the Americas also are incorporated. even if you're a mermaid fanatic or a pupil of folklore, this anthology bargains a various array of stories with a unifying topic that either entertains and educates, all accumulated for the 1st time in a single invaluable collection.

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