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Maybe it’s not in the perfection of life that things make sense, but in the chaos.

In Brazil there are tales of a sea ghost, downer of Indians, that drove away fishermen and laundrywomen called ‘Ipupiara‘, a monster that was half-man, half-fish, that came out of the water to kill for fun. Later, the Ipupiara became the ‘Uiara‘, a Portuguese version of the mermaid. Uiara then became ‘Iara‘, that means ‘lady of the waters’, who is also known as the ‘mother of the waters’. After various transformations, the legend recounts how the mother of the waters is a beautiful woman with long blond hair and green eyes, who lives inside a palace beneath the waters, to where she attracts young men whom she wishes to marry.

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    YOUR MIND IS A CREEPY PLACE I’m still traumatized over that one with psycho Dani ;3;
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    I swear I didn’t know about this before I wrote this fic. o.O
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    I think that what’s most interesting about the history of the mermaid is that this tale began in Brazil, with Indians,...
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    I wish i could remember where but i do know in some places in africa, that mermaids are feared in the very same way.
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    Long blonde hair and blue eyes. Funny how it morphed into that appearance over the years.
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