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(December 22, 2006 by support Send DollMail )
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Mermaid dollsMermaids have long existed all over the world. Or, at least, stories of mermaids have existed. Mermaids, like many other mysterious creatures are believed to exist by some, and considered simple legends and stories by others. It is a fact, however, that stories of mermaids developed all over the world, seemingly independent of the tales (or should it be tails?) of others.

The Mermaid

The classic mermaid is a beautiful young woman with long flowing locks of hair, but instead of hips and legs, she has a fish tail. The older tales of mermaids portrayed the creatures in a rather unfortunate light. Instead of being the helpful singing versions we love today, they were much like the Sirens of ancient mythology and sang sailors to their deaths. Sometimes, even if they were feeling helpful, they would crush the life from a man as they rescued him from the sea.

Mermaids did not live alone in the sea, but rather with mermen, or other merfolk. Allegedly entire civilizations existed under the oceans. The fantastical places have never been seen or documented, but that certainly doesnít mean they donít exist, right? Most mermaids seem to be sighted on rocks or simply surfacing from the water near ships.

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Tales of Mermaids

Over time, mermaids became a bit gentler and minded their own business. Every sailor was cautioned about mermaids just in case the ladies tried to tempt him, and those sailors often saw visions at sea they swore were mermaids. They carried these tales back to land where stories of the beautiful sea ladies flourished. Today, many think they might have seen manatees, or large sea mammals that cradle their young much like humans, but there is no way to know for sure.

The tales of mermaids did not stop hundreds of years ago, but rather continue today. There are occasional reports from one corner of the world or another about seeing living or dead mermaids. After the giant tsunami in 2003, many pictures circulated of alleged mermaids washing up on the beach, but they were proven false. Some sighting have occurred as close as Canada and by multiple people at a single time. One, in 1967, was even accompanied by a picture in the local newspaper.

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The Meaning of Mermaids

If mermaids are real, as many claim, they donít seem to have any meaning by themselves. They are simply another creature much like humans and the Lock Ness Monster. They are fascinating to study and make wonderful additions to stories of all types. Popular books, movies, and artwork contains images of mermaids and there is every indication that merfolk will continue to be a part of many cultures for a long time.

If you enjoy mermaids and their tales, tails, and legends, you have an excellent resource available here at The Doll Palace. You can create your own mermaid dolls, give those dolls names and personalities, and perhaps even create your own mermaid legend luring sailors of your choice to you or to torment, depending on your mood that day.


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BonnieSilverfa

19/Female
MN
Posted On: August 10, 2008
Guys, stop arguing! I love mermaids (actually I write lots of stories about them) but science HAS proven that mermaids do not exist. (Sorry elementis kurbycutie and anyone else's comments who I have not read who said they believed in mermaids) But I admit it would be cool if they did!
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H2O5

84/Female
Austria
Posted On: January 29, 2008
Woohoo!!!! Mermaids rock!
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chococat9

15/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: September 4, 2007
I wish I could be a mermaid melody princess :toto :
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mitsuy1

19/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: March 29, 2007
i love fantasy but u dont know if i belive in mermaids i belive in alot of things but mermads idk

ps some people mistake manaties for mermaids for some reason
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depressionkill

36/Female
Albania
Posted On: February 9, 2007
if they are real thats cool.

if not then all well.
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kurbycutie

25/Female
Janesville, CA
Posted On: February 3, 2007
It is true! I am a mermaid myself. I still love to tempt men and I sing beautifuly! Accio... stick it up your ass! You have no right to try to shove us into your beliefs! I am a mermaid and I need to tell you something! Shi mayuma la till ka lium! (a merman curse and because you read it [only Accio] you are going to die a horrible, slow, painful, death underwater!
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Accio

107/Male
Broken Arrow, OK
Posted On: January 31, 2007
Elementis get over yourself.

YOU ARE NOT A MERMAID.

Mermaids don't exist.

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elementis

21/Female
Canada
Posted On: January 31, 2007
im a mermaid in disguise as a human and i am appalled by the fact that they say im mean,
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Doll_Fan_555

20/Female
New Hope, PA
Posted On: January 31, 2007
They are real! I know! I talked to one before at the beach. He was nice.
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Doll_Fan_555

20/Female
New Hope, PA
Posted On: January 31, 2007
Sweet! Mermaids! I love them!
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olly_090

20/Female
Australia
Posted On: January 20, 2007
i love mermaids! my sis said she saw one. she's 30 so she's not lying!

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Accio

107/Male
Broken Arrow, OK
Posted On: January 17, 2007
Mermaids don't exist. It's been scientifically proven.

So get your head out of your a.ss and stop dreaming.
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princezz_irma

26/Female
Joliet, IL
Posted On: January 16, 2007
diz article waz 1 uv ma t op #10 articlezz
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animal1217

24/Female
Posted On: January 13, 2007
I agree 95% I'm not sure if I really believe in them.
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OCchick101

24/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: January 1, 2007
hey DUDE!

...

i really dont care -_-
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