By Varla Ventura
From Homer's Odyssey to Pirates of the Caribbean, Mermaids have involved pop culture for centuries.
Among the Mermaids is a fascinating choice of vintage tales, proof, and stories of mermaids from world wide that may thrill each lover of this romanticized mythological creature.
Compiled by way of Book of the Bizarre writer and Magical Creature devotee Varla Ventura, Among the Mermaids comprises flip of the century stories of merfolk from Bret Harte, T. Crofton Croker, and W.B. Yeats, besides tantalizing trivialities, evidence, first-hand debts, and speculations approximately mermaids in renowned culture.
Some evidence in regards to the fluid and the reasonable from the book:
Many humans think this present day that early explorer sightings of mermaids have been manatees. (Scurvy + many days clear of your girl = a blubbery creature taking a look supple and bodacious.)Blackbeard, the fierce and negative pirate, used to be fearful of his staff being lured right into a watery grave by way of mermaids, so he ordered his ships to prevent sure parts reputed to have a excessive variety of mermaid sightings.Since 2009, town of Kiryat Yam, Israel has provided a prize of $1 million cash to someone who can end up the mermaid off their coast is genuine. The prize continues to be unclaimed.
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Among the Mermaids: Facts, Myths, and Enchantments from the Sirens of the Sea by Varla Ventura