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By Varla Ventura

From Homer's Odyssey to Pirates of the Caribbean, Mermaids have involved pop culture for centuries.

Among the Mermaids is a fascinating selection of vintage tales, evidence, and stories of mermaids from world wide that might thrill each lover of this romanticized mythological creature.

Compiled through Book of the Bizarre writer and Magical Creature devotee Varla Ventura, Among the Mermaids comprises flip of the century stories of merfolk from Bret Harte, T. Crofton Croker, and W.B. Yeats, besides tantalizing trivialities, proof, first-hand money owed, and speculations approximately mermaids in well known culture.

Some proof in regards to the fluid and the reasonable from the book:
Many humans think this day that early explorer sightings of mermaids have been manatees. (Scurvy + many days clear of your girl = a blubbery creature taking a look supple and bodacious.)Blackbeard, the fierce and negative pirate, used to be petrified of his group being lured right into a watery grave via mermaids, so he ordered his ships to prevent sure parts reputed to have a excessive variety of mermaid sightings.Since 2009, the city of Kiryat Yam, Israel has provided a prize of $1 million cash to somebody who can turn out the mermaid off their coast is actual. The prize continues to be unclaimed.

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