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Mermaids : the myths, legends, & lore

Author: Skye Alexander
Publisher: Avon, Mass. : Adams Media ; Newton Abbot : David & Charles [distributor], 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Delves into the many myths surrounding mermaids, explores the common symbols associated with them, and presents tales from around the world.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Skye Alexander
ISBN: 9781440538575 1440538573
OCLC Number: 776775815
Description: 223 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Contents: The origins of mermaids --
What do mermaids look like? --
Mermaids' attributes, behavior, and environs --
Mermaids of the ancient world --
Mermaids of the British Isles and Ireland --
European mermaids --
Russian rusalky and other Slavic merfolk --
African and Indian mermaids --
Mermaids of the Far East --
Mermaids of the South Seas and Australia --
Mermaids of North and South America.
Responsibility: Skye Alexander.

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For centuries, people have been fascinated and enchanted by tales of mermaids. These watery temptresses can be found in folklore and mythology from every tradition in the world. This title delves  Read more...

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"A mermaid found a swimming lad, Picked him for her own, Pressed her body to his body, Laughed; and plunging down Forgot in cruel happiness That even lovers drown." (William Butler Yeats)"

 
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