Monday, January 16, 2012

Monday Mythical Creatures

Mermaid
(French Mer (sea) plus Maid(en))




FACTS

Mermaids wiil sing to Gods or people in order to enchant them and make them crash thier ships or walk off the ships plank.
Some sailors would see manatees and associate them with mermaids.
The first known mermaid stories were found in Assyria ca. 1000 BC
In some Chinese stories, the mermaid is a special creature whos tears would turn into pearls.



Mermaids In Books


Lost Voices by Sarah Porter
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings by Helene Bordreau
Forbidden Sea by Shiela A Neilson
Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs




2 Comments:

  1. LM Preston said...
    I love the mermaids I've read about throughout my lifetime. Thanks for sharing some great mermaid reads.
    Sarah said...
    Love the mermaid pictures.
    I would also suggest the series Marina's Tales by Derrolyn Anderson for your list of mermaid books.

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