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Mermaids are very mysterious creatures, whose descriptions, both physical and symbolic, change over centuries and across cultures. Appeared in the texts of Greek mythology as a hybrid being half-human, half-bird, the mermaid did in fact acquire her appearance of a woman-fish only after long and complex evolutions.
Sometimes she is presented as a dangerous temptress who causes dramas and shipwrecks, and sometimes she is a gentle heroine who comes to the aid of sailors. She has been studied as an animal, exhibited as a fairground monster, celebrated as a muse, or displayed as a pin-up.
In Russian folklore, the mermaid is called Sirine and has wings. In Thailand, she is called Suvannamaccha and is said to have faced a monkey god. In the Shetland Islands and the Faroe Islands, legends are populated by selkies who hide under seal skins. Not to mention the Japanese, Irish, Korean, Polish sirens … It is therefore a fascinating dive into a legend with a thousand faces that we offer you with this beautiful book, which will not stop surprising you!