This Mermaid is diving below the Ocean waves as the waves raise seashells, starfish and seahorses from the seabed!

The Mermaid.
A mermaid is a mythological creature with a female human head and upper body and the tail of a fish. Mermaids live mostly in the water, although sometimes they are known to come out and sit on the rocks above the sea.

Kiddle Encyclopedia

More Mermaid facts for kids from Kiddle Encyclopedia.

Overview and etymology

The word is a compound of mere, the Old English word for “sea”, and maid, a woman. The male equivalent is a merman.

Claimed sightings

Some people claim to have seen dead or living mermaids from places such as Java and British Columbia.


In the 19th century, P. T. Barnum showed in his museum a taxidermal hoax called the Fiji mermaid.


My kids and I love Mermaids.

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