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- Show mermaids as monsters with human faces, monkey mouths and sometimes even fangs and horns
- Eating them gives eternal youth and beauty
- catching them can bring terrible storms and misfortune.
- Gentle creatures
- Live as seals in water
- Become Human on land
- Associated with mermaids because in Gaelic stories they are mentioned as “Maighdeann-mhara” or “Maid of the Sea”
- “Lady of the Waters”
- Originally considered a water snakes that became an immortal woman with green skin and green eyes.
- Known to lure sailors to her underwater palace, we they became her lovers
- Blamed for many incidents in the amazon, especially if the disappearance of men is involved.