Did you know that mermaids in most folk tales are not happy singing half-girl-half-fish, but actually monsters? Cool, huh?
Mermaids appear in the folklore of many cultures worldwide. The first stories appeared in ancient Assyria, in which the goddess Atargatis transformed herself into a mermaid out of shame for accidentally killing her human lover. Mermaids are sometimes associated with perilous events such as floods, storms, shipwrecks, and drownings.
Mermaids appear in British folklore as unlucky omens, both foretelling disaster and provoking it.
That is why I tried to show my mermaid as beautiful, but dark and dangerous looking, she has tentacles for hair and horns. I imagined her being very connected to the Moon, because of the sea tides that are influenced by the Moon.