Atlantis Theory of original mermaids shared by AquaTails:
Here at AquaTails we love finding clues as to the possible origins of the legends of mermaids.
While reading Delores Cannon’s book “The Convoluted Universe, Part 1” I came across a possible mermaid origin theory.
If you haven’t yet delved into Delores Cannon’s books, be prepared for a journey down the rabbit hole. Using her hypnosis therapy techniques she accidentally stumbled into past life memories, chronicling details from many historical time periods. Whether you believe in reincarnation or not, her numerous books are fascinating to read.
In this book she compiled much information from the lost civilization of Atlantis. She discovered that these advanced people liked to experiment with genetic manipulation (sound familiar?). One of the things they did was to make hybrid-human creatures that would serve as household servants and beloved pets. It was described how they made mermaids to swim in the ponds and bring up basketfulls of fish when needed; the centaurs tended the gardens, and saytrs prepared the food in the kitchens. The Atlantians would pet them and love on them and praise them for doing well at their tasks. These hybrid creatures had enough human in them to communicate and follow orders and perform these tasks, but enough animal in them to be content in these positions and to thrive under the loving attention which we give to pets. They weren’t able to procreate, so the Atlantians created them and sold them.
Further information revealed that some of these experiments went horribly wrong, as in the Minotaur. Some of these creatures had too much human in them and would go mad, becoming uncontrollable monsters.
Anyway, this is just one more possibility to the puzzle as to where the legends of mermaids originated. What do you think? Comment below! 🙂