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in folklore, sea-dwelling creature commonly represented as having the head and body of a woman and a fishtail instead of legs. Belief in mermaids, and in their counterpart, mermen, has existed since earliest times.
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Formed as a surf rock tribute band, the Mermen eventually developed an identity of their own.
Peaceful, human-like ocean dwellers known as aquavians were once numerous, yet now they are controlled by cruel means to fight for the MerKing, since they can breathe on land while mermen cannot.
noon lake, the borders of words, mermen, where light ends, waves'
We believe sailors often made mermaids and mermen out of things they found.
But one man's hobby is impersonating mermaids, or for him, mermen.