Mermaids have long captured the imagination of the public.
They’ve thrilled us in “documentaries“, paintings fairytales and in the cinema.
Sometimes these seafaring fish-ladies come to the aid of men (helpful!), and sometimes they just want to hug you to death and drown you (less helpful).
TheFW has compiled a few “facts” about these mythical creatures you might want to know before your next boat trip.
MERMAIDS THROUGH THE AGES GALLERY
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