In the World of Mermaids

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A mermaid is a legendary aquatic creature with a female body tail of a fish.

Stories about Mermaids are a part of many cultures around the world, including Near East, Europe, Africa and Asia. We find information that the first stories come from ancient Assyria. It is the story for goddess Atargatis who transformed herself into a mermaid after she accidentally killed her lover.

Atargatis, Peter Barnes Sculpture
Atargatis, Peter Barnes Sculpture

Mermaids in some traditions are associated with floods, storms, shipwrecks and drowning, but in other folk traditions they can be benevolent or beneficent, or falling in love with humans.

Christopher Columbus reported seeing mermaids while exploring the Caribbean, and the information’s about sightings have been reported even in the 20th and 21st centuries in different parts of the world. But the U.S. National Ocean Service stated in 2012 that there is no official evidence of mermaids.

But, anyway, mermaids have been a popular subject of art and literature in recent centuries. They have subsequently been depicted in operas, paintings, books, films and comics. It seems we all know Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Little Mermaid” (1836).

The Little Mermaid
The iconic Little Mermaid by Edvard Eriksen, in Kopenhagen, a major tourist attraction since 1913.

They are also an inspiration for many contemporary artists, and in their works they keep alive stories and legend about mermaids. Today, we want to show you some amazing art sculptures, made in honor of the beauty and mystery of mermaid…

As first we will show you some bronze sculptures …

Sri Chinmoy Statue, Mazatlan, Mexico
Sri Chinmoy Statue, Mazatlan, Mexico
Miranda, Mermaid of Dartmouth
Miranda, Mermaid of Dartmouth
Triton and Nereida on the Malecón of Puerto Vallarta, 1990
Triton and Nereida on the Malecón of Puerto Vallarta, 1990
St. Anna Mermaid statue in Rheinfelden, Germany
St. Anna Mermaid statue in Rheinfelden, Germany
“Mermaid of the North”, Scotland,UK
“Mermaid of the North”, Scotland,UK

We already wrote about sand sculptures but it will be nice to see some of again, but this time mermaid sаnd sculptures of course…

Mermaids of Danmark
Mermaids of Danmark
The Little Mermaid, Sand Sculpture by Sandsculpt USA
The Little Mermaid, Sand Sculpture by Sandsculpt USA

One of the incredible miracles, underwater sculptures…

Mermaid and the Piano, placed in the water by David Copperfield, near his private island
Mermaid and the Piano, placed in the water by David Copperfield, near his private island
Amphitrite, a 9 bronze sculpture at Sunset Reef off of Grand Cayman
Amphitrite, a 9 bronze sculpture at Sunset Reef off of Grand Cayman

And for the end …

Arria by Andy Scott, one of the highest murmaid sculptures (10 meters high), Scotland UK
Arria by Andy Scott, one of the highest murmaid sculptures (10 meters high), Scotland UK
We hope that you enjoyed in our mermaid little tour around world…