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Can mermaids shapeshift and grow human legs to walk on land?

This theme seems to have become popular in mainstream culture from Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid. A 19th century fairy story. However, the idea of a water creature like a mermaid ...
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Why are mermaids naked?

A number of reasons: mermaids are part of nature, not culture, Classical depictions of marine deities and other spirits show them naked, and because mermaids are supposed to be sexy.
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What is the earliest known myth about mermaids?

The preCeltic peoples of Ireland & Scotland, especially those on the surrounding islands regarded selkies as simple people who preferred to live in the water. The Kunapippi Sisters who created the ...
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