Mermen are mythical male equivalents and counterparts of mermaids – legendary creatures who have the form of a male human from the waist up and are fish-like from the waist down, having scaly fish tails in place of legs. A “merboy” is a young merman.
In Greek mythology, mermen were often illustrated to have green seaweed-like hair, a beard, and a trident.
Irish mythology, mermen (see merrow) are described as extremely ugly creatures with green hair, teeth and skin, narrow eyes and a red nose.
On Medieval Europe, mermen were sometimes held responsible for causing violent storms and sinking ships.
In Cornish folklore into early modern times, the Bucca, described as a lonely, mournful character with the skin of a conger eel and hair of seaweed, was still placated with votive offerings of fish left on the beach by fishermen.
Similarly vengeful water spirits occur in Breton and Gaelic lore which may relate to pre Christian gods such as Nechtan.
In Finnish mythology, a vetehinen, a type of Neck, is sometimes portrayed as a magical, powerful, bearded man with the tail of a fish.
He can cure illnesses, lift curses and brew potions, but he can also cause unintended harm by becoming too curious about human life.
Chinese mermen were believed to only surface during storms or, in some cases, were believed to have the ability to cause storms.
The actions and behavior of mermen can vary wildly depending on the source and time period of the stories.
They have been said to sink ships by summoning great storms, but also said to be wise teachers, according to earlier mythology.
Mermen, just like mermaids, can lure and attract humans with their enchantingly beautiful, soft melodic and seductive siren-like singing voices and tones.
M E R • M A N Nowadays
Scrolling on internet, I was intrigued by the big community of people that is trapped into a merman.
There’s a lot of videos on YouTube and video channels about mermen. You can see down below a recapitulation.
The Merman Hair was something so huge on 2014-2015.
Millennials, gays and straights guys was dyeing their hair and beards into sea colorful tones.
Ready to go for a Spring summer Music Festival like Coachella. It’s currently blowing up on Instagram.
“Who says men don’t get colour…Breaking the collective stereotypes and fighing the status quo,” said one hairstylist.
Comme un poisson dans l’eau.
Famous YouTuber Joey Graceffa breaks his YouTube Channel when he was like a pure gorgeous Merman in Hawaii during a photoshoot.
Also he was one of the first guys to put in a trend the #MermanHair on Instagram which 5.6 Million people are following the trendsetter.
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The most famous Merman was Ben Stiller in 2001 Zoolander, where he was swimming under sea in a fragrance ad where he said: Half-man. Half-fish. All yours.
Eric Ducharme tells HLN’s A.J. Hammer that his passion for mermaids has led to him transforming himself into one.
The Merman says he’s been obsessed with mermaids for as long as he can remember inspiring his unique, eye-catching lifestyle in Florida’s waterways while seen swimming around in a lifelike, handmade fin.