Mermaids are Real

By Frankie Hinton, Staff Reporter

Over the past twenty years only 95% of the world’s oceans have been discovered,and we don’t even know what is on or at the sea floor. We also don’t know if water mammals like dolphins or manatees could evolve into mermaids. So even if mermaids don’t exist know they could in the near future.

Stories

In old folklore around the world, some people thought that mermaids or sirens caused ships to crash on purpose by luring captains and sailors with their beautiful voices, mainly in or around Europe. You can see that all around the world people thought or still think that mermaids are real.

History

Some people say that Christopher Columbus thought he saw a mermaid when he was out at sea, but what he actually saw was a manatee. He did say that they weren’t quite as appealing to the eye as he had hoped. John Smith was another explorer that thought that he saw a mermaid.

Mythology

Mermaid mythology has been around for quite a while most of the stories came  from greek mythology. There is a story that says in ancient Assyria the goddess Atargatis transformed herself into a mermaid out of shame for accidentally killing her human lover. Mermaids are sometimes associated with perilous events such as floods, storms, shipwrecks, and drowning. In other folk traditions (or sometimes within the same tradition), they can be benevolent or beneficent, bestowing boons or falling in love with humans. { I Personally don’t think you accidentally kill someone, but okay }  

Science

Scientists thinks they have everything correct, right ? No because nobody has been asking why. Like Why can ́t mermaids exist? Well, many people think that there is no scientific evidence of mermaids and I am definitely not saying that that’s not true because I love science, but it definitely does not mean there is not or could not be any real evidence of mermaids. Who knows? They  could even be living among us.

So what do you think, I hope you enjoyed reading. Stay Curious, Smart, Fun, and Free.

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