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 choice of vintage tales, evidence, and stories of mermaids from worldwide that may thrill each lover of this romanticized mythological creature.
Compiled through Book of the Bizarre writer and Magical Creature devotee Varla Ventura, Among the Mermaids contains flip of the century stories of merfolk from Bret Harte, T. Crofton Croker, and W.B. Yeats, besides tantalizing trivialities, proof, first-hand money owed, and speculations approximately mermaids in well known culture.
Some evidence concerning the fluid and the reasonable from the book:
Many humans think at the present time that early explorer sightings of mermaids have been manatees. (Scurvy + many days clear of your woman = a blubbery creature taking a look supple and bodacious.)Blackbeard, the fierce and bad pirate, used to be fearful of his workforce being lured right into a watery grave by way 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 somebody who can turn out the mermaid off their coast is genuine. The prize continues to be unclaimed.
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Among the Mermaids: Facts, Myths, and Enchantments from the Sirens of the Sea by Varla Ventura