Are mermaids real or just fake? There’s been a lot of debate on this topic, and we’re finally settling it once and for all.
The thought of mermaids existing seems like it’s just the stuff of fiction, but some people believe these mythical creatures actually exist. Mermaids have been the topic of discussion since ancient times, and myths and legends about mermaids can be found around the world.
But what about proof? Well, let’s dive into whether or not mermaids are real or just fake. First we need to define what makes a creature worthy of the mermaid classification; then we can look at where you can see evidence that mermaids may in fact be real.
Mermaids are some of the most fascinating and beautiful creatures to grace our oceans. But do they exist in real life, or are they just an illusion? The answer may surprise you… but we can’t really be sure, so read on to find out!
While some people think they’re real, others argue it’s simply hoaxes
The legend of the sirens
The Sirens were described as sea-nymphs, who each had a single bird leg and beautiful voices that would lure nearby sailors to shipwreck. They sang with such beauty and melodiousness that they were said to have hypnotic powers; however, they could only be heard by men.
Hearing their song was so pleasurable that it drowned out even the most deafening roars of thunder; thus Odysseus stuffed his crew’s ears with wax and had them tie him to a mast so he could still hear their song but avoid being drawn in by its power. However, all sailors tied to their masts had perished because once they heard it, no one could resist steering towards it until it killed them.
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Are Mermaids Real?
Many fairytales stories among children and the folklore of many cultures around the world mentioning about this same fabled creature that was once thought to have existed along with us, but it has been long disputed, though there is a documentary about the discoveries of the body of a supposedly real mermaid body found by a team named NOAA in 1997, but the thing is I have been always been skeptical about this creature fabled in fairytales to be true.
Though some may take mermaids as the pre-flood era, which might be possible, in Genesis 6:
Wickedness in the World
1 When human beings began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them,
2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose.
3 Then the LORD said, “My Spir
it will not contend with[a] humans forever, for they are mortal; their days will be a hundred and twenty years.”
4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.
5 The LORD saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time.
6 The LORD regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled.
7 So the LORD said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regret that I have made them.”
8 But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD.
Though in Genesis 6 it is well understood for God’s anger upon the wickedness upon the people on the earth during the pre-flood days, the very possible ‘sons of Gods’ possibly referring to the fallen angels who interbred with the daughters of men of the pre-flood days, though it is not possible, but it might be possible of how it looks like during the pre-flood days.
Subsequently, mermaids aren’t mentioned in the bible, but though dinosaurs aren’t mentioned in the bible, but the word dinosaur did not exist when the first King James Version of the Bible was printed in London, England in 1611, simply didn’t exist, but was known as dragons.
This means those dragons mentioned in these ancient cultures, possibly they might exist before they disappeared from the face of the earth, but not as what evolutionist claim of dinosaurs died out from the face of the earth 65 million years ago.
Could it be possible that whatever cryptic creatures that exist or not, it is hard to prove their existence, due to the lack of evidence and document of their existence on the face of the earth, despite the claims from cryptologist. Even many believed that mermaids are a creation by the devil, which might be feasibly plausible, but also feasibly possible, due to the bible verse in Genesis 6, though God was pleased with Noah, due to the reason that one possible reason could be is Noah and his wife, his son and his sons’ wives are the only pure ones in the eyes of God, whom delights the eyes of God, which in turn God spares Noah and his family from the annihilation of mankind during the flood period.
Lastly, to verify the existence of mermaid is an issue. Even if mermaids do exist and are of God’s creation, it is possible that they might have their own set of their messiah who will save among the mermaids but so far, in the history of theology, there isn’t such record, and so in my own opinions, mermaids don’t exist at all—they are simply a fabled creatures just for fairy tales in children’s story books, and even if they exist before, they might be possibly killed after the great flood, and was never to be found again, due to God’s anger upon the wickedness on the grounds of the earth since Adam and Eve have sinned against God for eating the fruit of knowledge of good and evil, which God at first instructed to eat fruits of the trees of the garden of Eden, except they are forbidden to eat the fruit of knowledge of good and evil.
Mermaids have captured the human imagination since ancient times, with myths and stories of the mythical creatures being told in almost every culture throughout history. The word mermaid comes from the Old English word, mere, meaning sea and maid meaning woman, so literally, they would be sea women.