A mermaid found a swimming lad,
Picked him for her own,
Pressed her body to his body,
Laughed; and plunging down
Forgot in cruel happiness
That even lovers drown.
~William Butler Yeats~
Greeting all who love the magic that is within and all around us. I'm highlighting one of my ooak, altered art, assemblage, mixed media Mermaid pieces. I especially love how her "crown" came out.
“The oldest form of the mermaid in mermaid mythology is the Goddess Atargatis from Syria. A famous statue of Atargatis shows her as a woman from the waist up and a fish from there down. All sea Goddesses inherit the sea's qualities. Just as the sea could be gentle and nurturing or violent and deadly, so could they. These are the same contradictory qualities we see in mermaids to this day: beautiful, cruel, tender, loving, destroying, etc. In a larger sense this is man's view of nature. The mermaid, a fantastic creature, is nature herself.”
May Your Days Be Filled With Wonder and Beauty !