Mermaids are a part of global mythology, entrenched over millennia. Most cite Assyria c. 1000 BC. as the first documented mermaid, the goddess Atargatis. Who loved a mortal (a shepherd) and unintentionally killed him. Sorrowful and ashamed, she jumped into a lake and took the form of a fish, but the waters would not conceal her divine beauty so she retained her face and torso. The Dogon, a west African people renowned for their knowledge of the stars and universe, have described an amphibious being from space who brought knowledge to Earth. They called the god-creature Nommo.
Amphibious beings have long been a part of African cosmology from Mami Wata to Yemaya and others. The beauty of the divine feminine, coupled with the grace and power of fish, mermaids symbolize our capacity to navigate 2 worlds. Being attuned to the mythos brings a special dynamic to today. Children are drawn to the imaginal world, it's part of their wonder. There are so many jewels in the mysteries of our collective human ancestry. So much for the creative mind to explore. Stay open for mystery, you never know what truths will be revealed in innocence and play.