A sample text widget

Etiam pulvinar consectetur dolor sed malesuada. Ut convallis euismod dolor nec pretium. Nunc ut tristique massa.

Nam sodales mi vitae dolor ullamcorper et vulputate enim accumsan. Morbi orci magna, tincidunt vitae molestie nec, molestie at mi. Nulla nulla lorem, suscipit in posuere in, interdum non magna.

Are mermaids the new vampires?

By Abigail Prendergast

[Snip] According to USA Today, books about mermaids are being released in droves, and even Twilight author Stephanie Meyer informed them about plans to pen a novel about the aquatic beings herself last year.

Mermaids have been making a splash in popular culture since the days of myth and legend, and the first known recorded piece of folklore depicting these sea maidens dates back to around 1000 B.C. In the story, Syrian goddess Atargatis falls in love with a human shepherd, only to kill him – albeit not deliberately. Humiliated and heartbroken, Atargatis jumped into a lake and transmuted into a fish. But since the water was not able to cover up her incandescent, divine beauty, she ultimately donned the form of the mermaid we know today – the human part on top, with the scaly tail and fin below her waist.

Read the full article

Comments are closed.