Ceramic Painted Clay Mermaid Ornament from Guatemala - #2

Mexico & Guatemala

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• Size: approx. 1 1/2" at widest x 4" high x 1/4" deep flat back
• Material: Painted Clay
• Origin: Guatemala
• Packaged: Story Card and Gift Box

Mermaid Folklore
In folklore, a mermaid is an aquatic creature with the head and upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish.
Mermaids appear in the folklore of many cultures worldwide. The first stories appeared in ancient Assyria. Some of the
attributes of mermaids may have been influenced by the Sirens of Greek mythology. Historical accounts of mermaids,
such as those reported by Christopher Columbus during his exploration of the Caribbean, may have been inspired by
manatees and similar aquatic mammals. While there is no evidence that mermaids exist outside folklore, reports of mermaid sightings continue to the present day.