mixed media digital art
by Eric Whollem
Copyright by the artist.
Mermaids of the Inland Waterways
In world folklore, mermaids and mermen are usually of the salt sea
or of lakes, rivers, and springs. Hot springs, especially have been
regarded as being in the care of overseeing spirits, these, of course
In this image a mermaid profers her hand to an ousel, a creek bird.
John Muir once said that this bird was his favorite of all avian life.
The mermaid above is a Naiad, or freshwater mermaid or undine.
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