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 all over the world that might 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 minutiae, proof, first-hand money owed, and speculations approximately mermaids in renowned culture.
Some proof concerning 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 girl = a blubbery creature taking a look supple and bodacious.)Blackbeard, the fierce and bad pirate, was once terrified of his group being lured right into a watery grave by means of mermaids, so he ordered his ships to prevent definite parts reputed to have a excessive variety of mermaid sightings.Since 2009, the city of Kiryat Yam, Israel has provided a prize of $1 million cash to someone who can turn out the mermaid off their coast is actual. The prize continues to be unclaimed.
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