Here goes nothing…
For as long as I can remember I’ve always loved mermaids, and if anyone asks, ‘What’s your favorite mythical creature?’ my immediate response is mermaids without a second thought. A mystical being that is half fish and half woman (or man in the case of mermen). Her magical cords lure fishermen to their deaths, though some stories state the mermaid saved drowning men. I prefer the death version 🙂
They have many names: mermaids, sirens, undine, water nymph, ningyo, nix, naiad etc. I can go on forever because every culture has their own version.
My fascination started with Little Mermaid. I know, a Disney cartoon, but between us I’m a huge Disney fan.
Considering I love anything dark, this extends to mermaids, and automatically read any book, watch any movie with a mermaid.
And I loved them in the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
I’ve stopped myself from collecting any more mermaid things, and instead focus on putting them in my writing. This is an obsession that will always stay with me, and that’s perfectly fine with me!
What’s your absolute favorite mythical creature?
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