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Here There Be Mermaids, an Ode to Merfolk in Romance

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 14, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Suzanne Krohn posted in tropes

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Once upon a time, cartographers would label maps with fun phrases like "here be dragons." This was basically a whimsical way of saying that they didn't know what was past this explored territory but it was probably going to kill and eat you. Pretty xenophobic, but also occasionally realistic because hey, there are actually things in the ocean that can kill and eat you. One of those things, depending on the story you're reading, is the mermaid. 

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