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Mermaid in saltwater pool

A Mermaid is a female aquatic Fae species.

Character arc

Mermaids live in seas and oceans. For one year of their existence only, mermaids grow magic legs to walk the earth. Mermaids create pearls from their teardrops. Their skin temperature remains cold when they're not in water. They can make their victims choke on water without touching them.

Mermaids can be killed with tap water, which dissolves them into sea foam.

Bo commented that the Noble families of the Light Fae are "like the mob, but with mermaids." (The Girl Who Fae'd With Fire)

A mermaid was among the corpses at a mass Fae grave site and Tamsin said she was fed on by a Wendigo (Adventures in Fae-bysitting).

Diana and Dominique are mermaids that dwelled in a large saltwater pool. Their brother, Darren Clare, is a Merman (Waves).


  • A mermaid is a legendary aquatic creature with the upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish. Mermaids appear in the folklore of many cultures worldwide, including the Near East, Europe, Africa and Asia. 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. In other folk traditions (or sometimes within the same tradition), they can be benevolent or beneficent, bestowing boons or falling in love with humans. Mermaids are associated with the mythological Greek sirens as well as with sirenia, a biological order comprising dugongs and manatees. [1]