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33. Mermaids (Themed Episode #7)

33. Mermaids (Themed Episode #7)

In today's episode, we discuss mermaid legends from around the world. We discuss La Sirena Chilota (Chilote), Suvannamaccha (Thailand/Cambodia), Sirena (Philippines), Merrows (Ireland), Lumpeguin (Wabanaki), Nibiinaabe (Anishinaabe), and Selkies (Celtic).

Sources:

Introduction:

Mermaids & Mermen: Facts & Legends

Mermaid Origin and Etymology  

History of Mermaids - History of Mythological Water Creatures 

Fantastically Wrong: The Murderous, Sometimes Sexy History of the Mermaid 

Scaled for Success: The Internationalisation of the Mermaid by Philip Hayward

La Sirena Chilota (Chilote):

La Sirena Chilote (translated into English)

Legend of Trentren Vilu and Caicai Vilu

Suvannamaccha (Thailand/Cambodia):

Story Suvannamaccha Golden Mermaid 

Hanuman in the Ramakien - Suvannamaccha 

“Three Hundred Ramayanas: Five Examples and Three Thoughts on Translation” by A. K. Ramanujan

Scaled for Success: The Internationalisation of the Mermaid by Philip Hayward

Sirena (the Philippines):

Sirenas

Merrows (Ireland):

The Motif of the Mermaid in English, Irish, and Scottish Fairy- and Folk Tales

Lumpeguin (Wabanaki):

Native American Legends: Lumpeguin

The Adventures of Two Water Fairies Who Were Also Weasels

Nibiinaabe (Anishinabe):

Mermaids & Medicine Women by Basil Johnston

The Uncharted Heart by Melissa Hardy

Ojibway Heritage by Basil Johnston

Nibiinaabe (Nibanaba), the Chippewa water spirit 

The Ojibwe People's Dictionary

Selkies (Scotland/Nordic Islands):

Selkies

Transcript