Mermaids (1000 BC- ) are creatures of the sea that look like women, often with a fish’s tail instead of legs.
Best known in the West is the tragic mermaid in Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid” (1836), made untragic by Disney in a film of the same name in 1989.
Mermen are their male counterparts but hardly anyone ever talks about them.
Mermaids were sometimes seen as good luck – in China the ones with purple tails were said to smell of happiness – but they were often bad news.
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