Mermaids Retreat






Do mer people and undersea cities exist,
Or are the rumors just some elaborate myth?
Sailors have told stories throughout all history,
and the sea still holds many a strange mystery.


Half Human

When a composite creature is partially human and part animal, bird or fish, it takes on the power and symbolism of every feature represented. Thus a Centaur combines the strength, speed and instincts of a horse with the intelligence of the human upper body, a composite creature with wings is a symbol of ascension and spiritual aspiration while horns denote divinity and supernatural powers

In Greek mythology, the Old Man of the Sea fathered a tribe of Mermen called Tritons, who showed their piscean origins having fins on their bellies, scaled bodies, dolphin's tails and seaweed for hair. But it was their human brains that gave them the ability to show benevolence and a sense of obligation, although they were also lascivious and rather rough. When Poseidon drove his team of dolphins across the sea, the Tritons acted as outriders, blowing shrill blasts on their conch shells to warn everyone to keep their distance.

However, when the animal part is dominant in a Fabulous Beast, there is a lessening of the benign human characteristics. When the composition of the monster includes an animal's head upon a human body, such as the Minotaur, the domination of the baser animal forces is carried to their extreme conclusion.



Mermaid Research
Mermaids and Mermen
Water Horses
Western Sea Serpents
The Kraken
Far Eastern Sea Serpents
Scylla
Lake Monsters
Charybdis
Giant Squid
Vampire Squid

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Contents Of Mermaids Retreat

Mermaid Pictures 1
Mer-Music For Download
Mermaid Pictures 2
Little Mermaid 1 and 2 Lyrics
Mermaid Pictures 3
Mermaid Lyrics & Instrumentals
Mermaid Pictures 4
Ships & Sailors Lyrics & Instrumentals
Mermaid Pictures 5
Pirate Lyrics & Instrumentals
Mermaid Pictures of Delamare
Ocean Lyrics & Instrumentals
Mermaid Pictures 7
Nemo & Sea Animals Lyrics & Instrumentals
Mer People Animations 1
Ocean Art Gallery
Mer People Animations 2
Ocean Art Gallery 2
Sea Creatures Animations 1
Ocean Art Gallery 3
Sea Creatures Animations 2
Ocean Art Gallery 4
Sea Creatures Animations 3
Ocean Art Gallery 5
Sea Creatures Animations 4
Mermaid Fun Downloads
Sea Object Animations
Mer-Puzzle & Desktop Themes
Water-Drop Applet, Poem & Stories
Mermaid Coloring
Water Applet & Mermaid Poetry
Mer-Links

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