Existence of mermaid is a mystery even today. A mermaid is referred as fish woman and a mythological aquatic creature with a female human head and the tail of a fish. Mermaids are represented in many culture, folklore and literature. A strange series of Mermaid sightings off the West coast of Scotland in 1814 kindled the existence of mermaid. However, Scientists generally agree 'mermaid' form is biologically impossible and indicating that the legend of the Mermaid is most likely a legend.
The little mermaid is a cartoon depiction of a beautiful mermaid falling in love with the Prince. The Beginning mermaid stories appeared in Assyria, 1000 BC. It is been told that goddess Atargatis, mother of Assyrian queen Semiramis, loved a mortal shepherd and unintentionally killed him. She jumped into a lake to take the form of a fish as she was ashamed, but the waters could not conceal her divine beauty. Therefore, she took the form of a mermaid (human above the waist, fish below) though the earliest representations of Atargatis showed her as a fish with a human head and legs. Some say the lost kingdom of Atlantis had some survivors and they adapted themselves under the water as mermaid and merman.
Some Claimed sightings of dead/living mermaids have come from different places. Some fisherman who claims to have seen mermaid, describes mermaid to be “It is about six to seven feet in length, has a little black head, with neck, a snow white body and two arms, and in swimming it just appears like a human being. At times it will appear to be siding on a sunken rock, and will wave and work its hands." There were two Canadian reports from the area of Vancouver and Victoria, one from sometime between 1870 and 1890, the other from 1967. The town of Kiryat Yam in Israel offered a reward of Dollar1 million for anyone who could prove the existence of a mermaid off its coast, after dozens of people reported seeing a mermaid leaping out of the water like a dolphin and doing aerial tricks before returning to the depths. The existence of Mermaids still holds a mystery and a mystery yet to be solved.