Mermaid (water fairies, nymphs) Unfinished Painting
(Sketch Photoshop Coloring)
It is tough to pinpoint the true origin of how the mermaid came about. Some say it is a version of a Siren from Greek mythology. Never the less many cultures have mermaids in there history. Mermaids have the head and upper body of a woman and the lower half of a fish. A male version of a mermaid is called a merman. They can be found in lakes, oceans, and seas. The most popular depiction of a mermaid sits her on a rock coming her long hair while holding a mirror. Sailors say a mermaids song can lure you into danger and seeing one could be a omen of death or bad luck. The funniest theory I came across about mermaids was that they were actually sea manatees with seaweed on there heads, I guess if you are out at sea long enough anything could look like a beautiful woman.