Horizons: Mermen

July 16th, 2011 by | No comments

Last month we had an article on mermaids and to keep things equal and not being accused of being sexist we are going to take a look at mermen today. They are not that different from their female counterparts; They are also overgrown fish with a human upper body – in this case a man’s obviously.  There are many different myth about mermen depending on where you are in the world. In Greek mythology they have a beard, seaweed hair and a trident. In Irish mythology they are extremely ugly creatures with green teeth, pig-like eyes, green hair and a red nose. Elsewhere they are known to be handsome and magical creatures that can cure illnesses, lift curses and brew potions. Sounds like a splendid fellow to have around.

Similar to how mermaids like to use men for sex and then kill them, mermen like to seduce women and impregnate them. Also like mermaids, mermen will sometimes sing to people and gods and enchant them, distracting them from their work and causing them to walk off the deck or run their ships aground. Other stories have them squeezing the life out of drowning men while attempting to rescue them. They are also said to take humans down to their underwater kingdoms.

If you wish to know about notable mermen in myths and entertainment check out wikipedia.

Have their been any sightings? You betcha!

Check out this video of a merman using a hotel pool:

A merman was spotted in South Africa:
http://www.monstrous.com/Sightings/South_Africa_New_Merman_Sighting.html

Another ecounter:
http://www.myspace.com/mauimermaids/blog/206516676

On the basis of these indisputable evidences I think we can safely conclude that
mermen DOES exist
!
Have fun at the beach! 🙂

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