Mermaids are mythical creatures rumored to be found living deep under Earth’s oceans. They were rumored to have the upper body of a female human with the lower body containing a fishlike tail. The word mermaid is composed of the word mere which means sea and maid as in a girl or young women. They were often believed to be mistaken or equated with sirens, creatures that were rumored to lure sailors with their enchanting voice.
Mermaid sightings were often rumored to date back to the 1400s. Legends say that Christopher Columbus was the first to see these mythical creatures and he described it as seeing females rising out of the sea. Although legends says that Columbus was initially surprised, as they were not as beautiful as described in the stories. Continuous report sightings continue to be made with conflicting details about the beauty of the mermaids.
Mermaids were often said to be shy creature that tended to keep to themselves. They were believed to swim deeper down under the sea when ships are sighted. Mermaids are said to be friendly and harmless in nature. Rumors say that mermaids have superb musical capabilities and when they sing, all aquatic life with join in and sing with them.