- Dimensions: 7.75" x 5"
- Cold Cast Resin - Bronze Finish
- Approximately 2 pounds
- Heavy Piece
- Excellent piece for any Altar
Mermaid folklore dates back to the 1400's in most cultures worldwide. They have been depicted as perilous creatures associated with shipwrecks, drownings, storms and floods. Half woman and half fish, they would sit on rocks and attract sailors, luring them to their death.
The first of all Mermaids was Atargatis. She was a Semitic moon goddess who transformed herself into a mermaid due to the shame she caused for killing her human lover. Shakespeare makes note of mermaids in his A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Christopher Columbus recorded three mermaid sightings. Blackbeard’s logbook clearly states he instructed his crew to avoid parts of the ocean routes as they were enchanted for fear of encountering merfolk or mermaids. Even to this day, there are mermaid sightings.
Other mermaid folk traditions they are depicted as benevolent, bestowing creatures that would occasionally fall in love with humans.
Mermaids have become a symbol of potent female energy and power over hundreds of years. The magickal correspondences to Mermaids are strength, knowledge, love, luck, moon, sea magic, transformation, truth, and wishes.
To see other statuary available check out this collection.