Reaction Paper About Mermaids

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Mermaids –those half-human, half-fish sirens of the ocean — are fabulous ocean animals recorded on oceanic societies since time immemorial. The name comes from 'mer' meaning sea, and the male version is called Merman. But can such a creature really exist? Between a myth and a reality, the Mermaids’ topic has raised a lot of conflicts and questions. People wondered how such a creature could be real. A lot of Researches were made, a lot of fossils were observed, in order to find answers. From Greek mythology to sailors’ testimony, Mermaids have various hypothesizes.
“Mermaids are creatures presented in almost every culture across the world as beautiful women who have fish tails as the lower half of their bodies (sometimes snake tails), long
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The most prevalent myth was that Mermaids attract sailors by their beautiful voice, and when sailors arrive, they face their destinies. In other words, they can be carriers of terrible fortune, capable of causing storms and slaughtering people. However, some Greek myths described Mermaids as helpful to everyone; when they were in a decent state of mind, they would safeguard people. “In a silvery cave, live the golden haired Nereids or sea nymphs that helped sailors fighting perilous storms.” (A mermaid and a magic comb)

Moreover, mermaids are too frequently said to be able to love humans after which they set out to discover a ‘cure’ to get freed of their fish tail for legs.
But does Mermaids really exist?
Ichthyologist made a lot of researches on Mermaids, including looking at fossils and sea history. They found no evidence of aquatic humanoids. They added that what sailors saw was probably the "Mentees creature", which has the same size of humans. No one has ever captured a "Mermaid.". “In addition, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration posted a statement on its website denouncing the supposed existence of the half-human, half-fish beings. “No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found."”

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