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♒ Mermaids Among Us ♒ art photography & paintings of sea sirens & water maidens - Water Nymph from the Goldfish Pond by Franz Hein

Little Mermaid

"Mermaid in a Pool with Goldfish" Franz Hein, 1904 - color lithograph. "But a mermaid has no tears, therefore she suffers so much more" The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen

'She cared only for a beautiful little statue of a boy of pure white marble.' The Little Mermaid Illustration from Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales – Illustrated by A. Duncan Carse

'She cared only for a beautiful little statue of a boy of pure white marble.' The Little Mermaid Illustration from Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales – Illustrated by A.

Sebastian Giacobino

A Siren isn't really a sea monster but sailors have told tales of these beautiful women that sing to you and seduce you into their trap of bloodlust. They are said to eat the sailors alive or drowned them deep in the ocean.

Because of her creation of the stars, Varda was the dearest of the Valar to the elves, who called to her for aid from Middle-earth. The Valar are divine beings below a greater, more ultimate Creator, Ilúvatar. Thus some equate the Valar of Middle-earth with saints and angels; thus Varda, in her role as the most loved and prayed-to Vala, may be an equivalent of the Virgin Mary in Tolkien's own Catholic faith.

Selene: Greek Goddess whose presence is felt when the moon is full. In the triple phase of womanhood, Selene is the fruitful mother at the Full Moon who stands proudly between the maiden Artemis at the Waxing Moon and the crone Hecate at the Waning Moon.

"The Marsh Kings Daughter" Art by Kimberly Kincaid - From The Hans Christian Andersen Fairytale Collection - Denmark (1837)

"The Marsh Kings Daughter" Art by Kimberly Kincaid - From The Hans Christian Andersen Fairytale Collection - Denmark

♒ Mermaids Among Us ♒ art photography paintings of sea sirens & water maidens - War Siren by ~aerobicsalmon

♒ Mermaids Among Us ♒ art photography paintings of sea sirens & water maidens - War Siren by ~aerobicsalmon

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