the entangled mermaid


Mermaid moodboard : Inuit mermaids

Like Sedna, or Sanna; the drowned goddess, Inuit mermaids were once humans. They were women from all ages who drowned by falling under the ice or being washed away by a powerful wave. 
Sedna welcomed thoses women she saw as sisters and granted them the gift of breathing underwater and an orca tail to show that they belonged to the underwater world. She painted their hands with black lines with her hair which symbolizes her own fingers and hands which were cut by her father and from which all the fish sprang out.
Inuit mermaids are benevolent spirits guiding fishermen in winter, leading the fish where they will be needed and calming Sedna when she is angry because of her hair entangled by the currents..

Fairy Tale Meme:

6 Creatures - [Mermaids]

The mermaids usually held their picnics on an island in the midst of the pool. Here they would sit and sun themselves. They talked about the fashions and the prettiest way to dress their hair. Each one had a pocket mirror, but where they kept these, while swimming, no mortal ever found out. They made wreaths of bright colored seaweed, orange and black, blue, gray and red and wore them on their brows like coronets. Or, they twined them, along with sea berries and bubble blossoms, among their tresses. Sometimes they made girdles of the strongest and knotted them around their waists.
Shipwrecked [Archive of Our Own]
Pirate captain Jamison Fawkes and his first mate Mako Rutledge have run into their fair share of trouble on the high seas, but neither of them ever expected to find a mermaid washed ashore with them.
By Organization for Transformative Works

so I had to write something for mermay, and this is that thing. have some 17th century pirate captain Jamison getting entangled with mermaid Satya~ 

(I love mermaid satya ok)

Jamison giggled briefly, and then realised Mako was staring at something over his head.

Twisting around to see, Jamison ignored the aching muscles that protested at his movement as curiosity made him scan the surrounding area… he could see nothing but the wreckage of their little fishing boat, illuminated briefly by a flash of lightening, which had washed up against a rocky sort of beach. There was a large clump of rock nearby with tide pools keeping trapped water from the ocean, and splayed across the sand near one of the rocks was another section of their mast, and beneath it… was a woman.