Posts Tagged: Mermaids

What kind of mermaid *cough* would I be if I didn’t write about the hippocampus or hippocamp from Greek and Etruscan mythology? The front half is a horse and the rest is a fish. The perfect sea pet! The Etruscans sometimes gave the beasts wings (the Trevi Fountain in Rome has some! I would love … Read the rest
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This one is less a creature and more a deity. Dagon is the ancient Philistine god of corn (fertility) and fish (multiplying). He’s merman who’s all about grain–and his rather cool hat. His name in ancient Hebrew means corn. Later he became a fish or fishing god (possibly because of misinterpretations of ancient texts) is … Read the rest
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Diana Beebe, Mermaids Don't Do Windows, Diana Beebe's Blog, science fiction, fantasy Hi! Did you miss me? I missed you! It’s hard to believe that it’s been two months since I last posted. What? How did that happen? Who stole December and January? BOOM! February happened. (I admit it. We finally put all our Christmas decorations away before January ended.) BOOM! This website happened. And I have … Read the rest
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