Merpeople: A Human History

November 1, 2020
Merpeople: A Human History

People have been fascinated by merpeople since ancient times.From the sirens of Homer’s Odyssey to Hans ChristianAndersen’s The Little Mermaid and the film Splash/i, myths, stories and legendsof half-human, half-fish creatures abound. In modern times‘mermaiding’ has gained popularity among cosplayers throughout theworld.In Merpeople: A Human History, Vaughn Scribner traces thelong history of mermaids and mermen, taking in a wide variety ofsources and using 117 striking images. From film to philosophy,church halls to coffee houses, ancient myth to modern science,Scribner shows that mermaids and tritons are – and always have been– everywhere.