Monthly Archives: November 2010

Introduction

There is a real mystery about the mythology of mermaids. No self-respecting zoologist would ever contemplate the possibility of a creature with the upper body of a woman and the tail of a fish. Yet mermaids have been reported all … Continue reading

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Chapter One – The Mermaid Mystery

[This picture is taken from a Victorian book illustration and seems to be about getting past the censorship at the time, by drawing a nude woman then claim she is a mermaid. We can see this by the fact she … Continue reading

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Chapter Two – The True Nature Of Mermaids

The first time most people in the western world were aware of women divers in the East was the publication of the book, Hekura, The Diving Girl’s Island by Fosco Maraini in 1962. It was published in the USA in … Continue reading

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Chapter Three – Women Divers

[Photograph by Fosco Maraini of Ama diver swimming underwater, from web-site .] Lynne Cox proved the fact that women can survive swimming in freezing waters. In 1987 this American women swam across the Bering Strait, from the U.S. to Soviet … Continue reading

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Chapter Four – The Aquatic Ape Theory

[Underwater photograph by Fosco Maraini from. – http://www.fundoshi-bikini.net/nihon-fundoshi/shigoto/shigoto.html%5D What has been taught to us all, is that man has always been the breadwinner. From the time of the Stone Age it was ‘natural’ for man to go out and hunt … Continue reading

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Chapter Five – The Sexual Ape

[“The Dance of the Sea,” or “Sirens” by: Charles Edward Boutibonne (1816-1897) again we find another artist who refuses to paint sirens or mermaids as either part bird and woman or part fish and woman. He has painted them exactly … Continue reading

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Chapter Six – Did Women Once Rule The World?

[Photograph of ama diver from. – http://www.fundoshi-bikini.net/nihon-fundoshi/amafun/amafundoshi.html%5D Throughout the 19th and 20th century there was a big controversy about the origins of civilization. Official historians claimed that civilizations started with the Ancient Egyptians and Mesopotamians, while many other people were … Continue reading

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