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

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Weiser Books, 1 lug 2013 - 256 pagine
The author of The Book of the Bizarre presents an enchanting collection of classic mermaid stories and historical anecdotes from around the world.
 
From Homer's Odyssey to Pirates of the Caribbean, mermaids have fascinated popular culture for centuries. Varla Ventura explores the wealth of literature about these mythical creatures in this charming anthology. This volume 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.
In these pages, you will discover:
·       Many people today believe that early explorer sightings of mermaids were actually manatees.
·       The legendary pirate Blackbeard was afraid of his crew being lured into a watery grave by mermaids, so he ordered his ships to avoid areas where they were said to be.
·       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

Mermaid Legends
51
IT MOANS ON LAND AND SEA
55
SEAL WITH A KISS
65
FIRSTHAND ACCOUNTS
91
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111
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129
AUNT JUDYS AQUARIUM
185
THE TAIL END OF THIS BOOK
219
Bibliography and Online Resources
233
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Varla Ventura is the author of Varla Ventura’s Paranormal Parlor: Ghosts, Seances and Tales of True Hauntings, as well as Fairies, Pookas, and Changelings: A Complete Guide to the Wild & Wicked Enchanted Realm, along with several other books on spooky ooky stuff.  She can often be found lurking about the deep dark woods, lakes, streams and parlors on the hunt for beastly things and hidden history. Visit her online at www.varlaventura.net

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