Mermaids are mythical creatures that are said to live in water, so their mythical diet likely consists of seafood. Lobster, fish, crabs, shrimp, oysters and clams are protein sources. Seaweed may be another food they would eat.Continue Reading
Because mermaids live in the water, they are often depicted dwelling in caves or mythical sunken castles. Their food choices are probably determined by the sea life native to their living area, although many authors who write about mermaids never reveal what they eat.
These half-human and half-fish creatures are thought to be dark entities who enjoy being deceitful; however, some people think they are innocent and fun loving. Mermaids are mystical beings, so each person can use their imagination to determine what mermaids eat and how they live.Learn more about Mythology
Popular folklore does not stipulate one particular method of mermaid reproduction. Folklore depicts mermaids as creatures who live in the sea and have the upper body of a woman and the lower body of a fish. To explain the existence of multiple mermaids, there are numerous theories as to how mermaids get pregnant.Full Answer >
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, no verifiable evidence of the existence of aquatic humanoids, or mermaids, has ever been discovered. Animal Planet's Mermaids: The Body Found Documentary disputes this claim. The documentary details the story of two scientists who claim to have acquired a mermaid's physical remains.Full Answer >
The most well known mermaid in literature is the titular Little Mermaid from Hans Christian Andersen, but other well-known fictional mermaids include the mermaids in Peter Pan, the Deep Ones from HP Lovecraft's work, young adult star Emily Windsnap, and Superman's occasional love interest Lori Lemaris. It is often speculated that the mythological Sirens of Homer's "Odyssey" are the forerunners of mermaids.Full Answer >
The websites Coloring.ws, CanStockPhoto.com, ColoringBook.info and StockFreeImages.com offer free pictures of mermaids to download and print. Photobucket.com also has pictures of mermaids; some of these are animated GIF images that have code-specific features like glitter. However, Photobucket does not specify whether individual pictures are royalty-free.Full Answer >