Among the Mermaids: Facts, Myths, and Enchantments from the Sirens of the Sea

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Ventura, Varla
Weiser Books, 1 lug 2013 - 256 pagine

From Homer's Odyssey to Pirates of the Caribbean, Mermaids have fascinated popular culture for centuries.

Among the Mermaids is an enchanting collection of classic stories, facts, and tales of mermaids from around the world that will thrill every lover of this romanticized mythological creature.

Compiled by Book of the Bizarre author and Magical Creature devotee Varla Ventura, Among the Mermaids includes turn of the century tales of merfolk from Bret Harte, T. Crofton Croker, and W.B. Yeats, along with tantalizing trivia, facts, first-hand accounts, and speculations about mermaids in popular culture.

Some facts about the fluid and the fair from the book:
Many people believe today that early explorer sightings of mermaids were manatees. (Scurvy + many days away from your lady = a blubbery creature looking supple and bodacious.)Blackbeard, the fierce and terrible pirate, was afraid of his crew being lured into a watery grave by mermaids, so he ordered his ships to avoid certain areas reputed to have a high number of mermaid sightings.Since 2009, the town of Kiryat Yam, Israel has offered a prize of $1 million dollars to anyone who can prove the mermaid off their coast is real. The prize remains unclaimed.

 

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Sommario

1 The Emerald Sea
1
2 My Husband Will Eat My Children
29
3 It Moans on Land and Sea
55
4 Seal with a Kiss
65
5 Mermaids
91
6 All Aboard
111
7 Mermaid Joy Ride
129
8 Coomaras Calling
157
9 Aunt Judys Aquarium
185
The Tail End of This Book
219
Bibliography and Online Resources
233
Acknowledgments
237
Inside Backcover
241
Backcover
242
Copyright

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Varla Ventura is the author of The Book of the Bizarre and Beyond Bizarre, and a lover of all things strange, freaky, and terrifying. She is the curator of the Weiser Magical Creatures and Paranormal Parlor series of e-books. Visit her at varlaventura.wordpress.com.

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