The Encyclopedia Britannica states that a mermaid is a, “fabled marine creature with the head and upper body of a human being and the tail of a fish.” It also goes on to say that they loved music, lived long lives, were mortal and had no souls. create THESIS The story of the mermaid goes much deeper then what pop culture would lead us to believe. The legend of the mermaid is a universally told tale that is especially prominent in countries bordering the sea. The story containing romance and danger enchants people centuries ago and lives on today. Even though many stories are only myths that were passed down through oral traditions, there are select people that choose to believe the mermaid is real. Skeptics claim that sightings of mermaids are only jokes or illusions but who really knows the truth? This paper will describe the character and appearance, mythology, sightings, explaining my research methods.
I also found this great more recent article of a mermaid sighting!
Is a mermaid living under the sea in northern Israel?. 8 Dec. 2008. Haaretz Service.