Mermaids From Around The World That Are Far From Dream Girls
We're a long way off from Ariel.
The legendary creatures known as mermaids have existed in our stories for thousands of years, the earliest myths dating all the way back to ancient Syria.
The first known mermaid was Atargatis, a fertility goddess who had a tail, much like that of a mermaid's. Mermaid myths are spread all over the world, and some of these are better known than others. These water spirits come in various shapes and forms.