Are Mermaids Real?!

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Mia Allman and Isabella Alcala

 

Do you believe in mermaids? Are they living things or just myths? 

Fake: 

Mermaids are said to be half fish and half human, and they’re underwater creatures. Scientists’ studies show no evidence of mermaids. They do not exist except in one’s imagination. There’s so many people who make up stories about mermaids being real, on the tv, the internet, etc. People try to fool others that mermaids exist without any real evidence. Mermaids are just fun, made up creatures. Mermaid stories are a part of Ancient Greek mythology that go back over 3,000 years ago. Sailors, like Christopher Columbus thought they saw mermaids when traveling, but historians think they probably just saw seals, or other animals. Even though mermaids are a myth, they’re just for fun, and it’s a good part of one’s imagination.  

Real:

 Mermaids are legendary sea creatures. An Ancient Greek poet wrote about them in The Odyessey. Mermaids were the wives of powerful sea-dragons, and served as messengers to emperors on land and their spouses. Australians call mermaids yawkyawks (a name that refer to their songs). Mermaids may have been around for thousands of years. In addition to mermaids, there were centaurs, wild satyrs, and frightening Minotaurs.  

In the 1000 BC in Assyria (known as Syria today) the first account of mermaids was found. “In the mythical telling of Assyria, the beautiful goddess of fertility Atargatis cast herself into a lake and therefore transformed into a mermaid.” 

Here’s some links to origin mermaid websites: 

https://mermaidsofearth.com/on-the-origin-of-mermaids/

https://oceaninfo.com/exploration/myths-and-legends/mermaid-origins/

https://mythus.fandom.com/wiki/Mermaid