November 13, 2018

Do mermaids really exist? Or did many different cultures develop similar stories of these half-human creatures of the sea? One of the legends of mermaids comes from Japan. The word Ningyo means "human fish" and is often translated as mermaid. In ancient history this cr...

November 5, 2018


The beautiful Florida Keys is the setting for the book Athlanmara: Seaborn Series Book 1. After all if you were a mermaid or merman isn't this where you'd want to be? The Florida Keys were "discovered" in 1513 by Ponce de Leon. The word "Key" comes from the Spanish wo...

October 21, 2018

Everyone loves a great mermaid movie! Here are three of my top picks for best mermaid movies, with a few honorable mentions. I'm a child of the 80's so of course my number one pick is the iconic movie Splash with Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah. This movie is a sweet love s...

October 9, 2018

 Most mermaid costumes are a variation of the tail skirt and bikini top. You can decorate the top with shells or beads and don't forget to add some sort of beaded headdress or crown. This costume can be a little more complicated if you sew your own skirt or you can mak...

September 30, 2018

The Athlanmarans can survive at great depths in the sea by magic but Sperm whales are the real life deep divers. Sperm whales are one of the largest of the whales. They have been known to dive as deep as a mile under the surface and stay down for 2 hours at a time. The...

September 26, 2018

Mermaid legends in the Mediterranean come from Greek mythology. The Greek god Poseidon was half man, half fish. He was the protector of seafarers. Mermaids on the other hand were called sirens and were considered dangerous. With their enchanting songs they lured sailor...

September 23, 2018

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