Are mermaids real?
Mermaids, the half fish half human creatures, we see them on movies & cartoons, read about them in books, and it makes me wonder, do they really exist? Or is it just some myth all made up. There are people, most commonly sailors but others too who claim to have seen a mermaid every now and then. People have claimed to have seen mermaids even in quite recent times. When 70% of our earth is water, the mermaid being said to live in the seas, it would be hard to say in certain that there are no such things as mermaids, as there’s lots of the sea still left unexplored. But there are scientific justifications against mermaid existence. Scientists say the vertebral structure from fish to human is too different to form a hybrid species.
They are at times described in different ways. They are said to have long beautiful hair (at times green, blue, orange, and black) and full breasts. But on the contrary, sometimes mermaids are described to have dull faces, and long teeth. They are also said to swim close to ships which have loud music (mermaids like music). They are almost always spotted sitting on a rock at the sea, either combing their hair, or singing for their lost love. And quickly disappear into the sea if/when they realize they are seen.
I also wonder, are mermaids vicious beasts or tame creatures. They are portrayed differently on different occasions. In Greek mythology, Sirens are said to hypnotize sailors with their beautiful voices and make them wreck their ships. But also on the other hand, the mermaid ‘Ariel’ in the cartoon is portrayed to be a helpful one who saves the drowning prince.
The last but not the least, I went through a lot of articles, but didn’t come across any which included any testimonials from persons who had spotted a handsome merman. Wonder why! ;)