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Mermaid Weathervane – Curved Tail

Mermaid Weather Vane with Curved Tail


This Mermaid Weather Vane with Curved Tail is a newer variation on our Mermaid with Clamshell Weather Vane design. While the two Mermaid designs are similar this new Mermaid with Curved Tail is more voluptuous than our original design. As with our other Mermaids you have a choice of eye color, metal combinations, and optional gold leaf. Our customer requested optional gold leaf to her upper torso, face, and arms for the vane pictured. We can also craft this Mermaid entirely in copper, or in a combination of copper and brass. We can apply optional gold leaf to her hair, and the fish half of her body, leaving her torso natural copper.

Mermaids are legendary aquatic creatures with the upper body of a woman and the tail of a fish. They appear in the folklore of many cultures worldwide, including the Near East, Europe, and Asia. The first stories appeared in ancient Assyria, in which the goddess Atargatis transforms herself into a mermaid out of shame for accidentally killing her human lover. Mermaids are sometimes depicted as perilous creatures associated with floods, storms, shipwrecks, and drowning. In other folk traditions (or sometimes within the same tradition) they can be benevolent, bestowing boons or falling in love with humans.

Mermaids are associated with the Sirens of Greek mythology and with the Sirenia, a biological order which comprises dugongs and manatees. Historical sightings by sailors may have been the result of misunderstood encounters with these aquatic mammals. Christopher Columbus reported seeing mermaids while exploring the Caribbean, and sightings have been reported in the 20th and 21st centuries in Canada, Israel, and Zimbabwe.

Though the US National Ocean Service stated in 2012 that no evidence of mermaids has ever been found they have been a popular subject of art and literature in recent centuries. Danish author Hans Christian Andersen wrote his popular fairy tale The Little Mermaid in 1836. They have subsequently been depicted in opera, paintings, books, films, and comics.

Please enjoy our Mermaid Weathervane Gallery

Mermaid Weathervane with ClamshellMermaid Weathervane with MoonMermaid Weathervane with Wavy Tail
Mermaid Weathervane with Clamshell
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Mermaid Weathervane with Moon
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Mermaid Weathervane with Wavy Tail
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Mermaid with Sea Shell