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 selection of vintage tales, evidence, and stories of mermaids from worldwide that might thrill each lover of this romanticized mythological creature.
Compiled via 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, proof, 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 day that early explorer sightings of mermaids have been manatees. (Scurvy + many days clear of your woman = a blubbery creature having a look supple and bodacious.)Blackbeard, the fierce and bad pirate, was once terrified of his staff being lured right into a watery grave through mermaids, so he ordered his ships to prevent convinced components 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 a person who can turn out the mermaid off their coast is actual. The prize is still unclaimed.
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Among the Mermaids: Facts, Myths, and Enchantments from the Sirens of the Sea by Varla Ventura