There were two documentaries or “mocumentaries” on the animal Planet about mermaids. Or as my wife and I prefer to call them, “aquatic humans.” Very interesting and food for deep thought.
Today, I’m launching a series to honor those fascinating creatures that have enchanted humankind for centuries. A life-long fan, I’ve written two books (and am planning a third) about the mermaids of the Mediterranean Kingdom.
In Between Land and Sea, I introduced an overweight, middle-aged ex-mermaid who uses a magic tablet to reinvent herself. I continue her story in The Coming of Arabella, and add a psychological twist: a mermaid sister who is somewhere on the Narcissist/Sociopath continuum.
Over the coming weeks, I will focus on different aspects of the mermaid psyche, history, and lifestyle.
I’ll start with Mermaid History.
In Greek mythology, Sirens had beautiful voices and cruel hearts. Many less-than-enchanting stories have been written about Sirens distracting mariners and causing them to walk off decks or run their ships aground. More spiteful Sirens would not hesitate to squeeze the life out of men and drown them.
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