The fiercest of the guardians of the city in the sea were known to shear their long and lovely locks. In their place they would cultivate a sea anemone. As it grew they would become accustomed to its shocks and stings, until their relationship was symbiotic; the mermaid would provide a place for it to grow wild and large and the anemone would offer a deadly deterrent to any who came near.
I am thinking of turning this one into a painting. She was a lot of fun to draw. Thoughts?