The folklore of mermaids dates as far back as the Paleolithic Era, 30,000 years ago, when paintings of these seafaring maidens were found on the walls of caves. These mythical creatures are present in the art and oral traditions of almost every culture worldwide. From Homer’s “Odyssey” to Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid,” mermaids have permeated literature for children and adults throughout most of written history. Even well-known historical figures such as John Smith, Henry Hudson, and Christopher Columbus noted mermaid sightings in their travel logs.
Whether you believe in the existence of these sunbathing sirens or simply love fairytales, we hope all of our handmade mermaid treasures will inspire a childlike sense of wonder within you.