6 Minute English - Mermaids

We talk about different variations on the concept of mermaids.

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Hello, this is 6 minutes English from BBC learning English on nail. Tina, do you believe in ghosts? Georgina how about dragons and fairies and elves, reading fantasy books? Now, Lord of the Rings, I have been reading a book Georgina but not Lord of the Rings. My book is about an amphibious creature. A creature that lives both on land and in water, some kind of woman, not mad, and fish not frog. Call Foreman half fish, half fish. The feature in the myths and legends of many cultures around the world singing Shipwrecked Odysseus and his Sailors in ancient Greek mythology.

Not the only mermaids will be hearing about, but before we dive into the program, it's time for my quiz question. The book I've been reading was, of course, The Little Mermaid Disney movie, The Mermaid is called Ariel, right? But the movie was based on a fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen. It became so famous, but is Statue of Robert, Anderson's birthplace. But where was it a Amsterdam to Copenhagen? Will see ozma. I'll tell you the answer later. Disney's defense was Mermaid, Ariel seems the total opposite to the seductive dangerous sirens in The Odyssey. In fact, descriptions and stories of mermaids have always change from place to place. I'd like her to find across Africa and the Americas is named Mami. Wata

his British writer Marcel my take, he talkin about the origins of this Legend to BBC World Service program, The Forum

Even the name Mommy what's a which is pidgin-english for mother water so it's Loosely translated from pidgin English as the mother of water. The characteristic. Call me when you shed. When one speaking about Mommy, what's up across the West African Coast is that this day? He is the protector of the Water Kingdom.

The name Mommy, what's a comes from? Nigerian pidgin English a language which has developed from a mixture to languages and is used as a way of communication by people who do not speak each other's languages style says. Mommy wants. That means the mother of water when Loosely translated translated in a way that carries over the basic ideas, but using words, which may not be so accurate. Mami Wata is also described as the protector of the Water Kingdom and a day. Take a god goddess or other Divine being, I'll find in the remote or the islands, North of the Scottish, Mainland, the selkies can take human form and merriment, but every now and then they return to that. Watery Kingdom Under the Sea. Christina Petula is co-editor of the Penguin Book of mermaids according to her these different versions of mermaids, share something in common. They force us to question our relationship to water

And other things in the natural world. And even to question, how we see ourselves

Not just mermaids, but sells teas and water day. These and other water Spirits are often shapeshifters. They have a certain kind of fluid is so, do we approach this world with humility? Or do we really uphold a kind of anthropocentric view human-centered view of life?

Mythical creatures are often shapeshifters. They have the power to change into a different shape or form leaving between the Sea and the natural Wells, Christina. Things to ask humans, we should approach them with Humanity. Someone who has humility is not proud, and doesn't think that better than others, water Spirits or mermaid. It's just that I've never seen one, but then again, I've never seen electricity and I believe in that. Maybe it would help if you saw a statue of a mermaid, if not the real thing baby, but where would I find one in my quiz question? I asked you where you'd see the statue of Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid, what did you say to Regina Copenhagen? Which was the correct answer. The Little Mermaid statue is found in Anderson's birthplace of Copenhagen and it really is left with only one and of course of me says hi.

I'm talking about mermaids Mexico, Hoff women have fish creatures, which are amphibious live both on land and in water. They can also be shapeshifters imaginary creatures with the power to change into different shapes. In pidgin English, a mixture of English and local languages, which enables people who do not share a common language to communicate, Mommy. What's up means? Mother water, but this is a loose translation translation which carries over the basic idea but using words, which may not be so accurate. But the next time you keep an eye out for a splash in the waves, you never know what. You might see, more discussion at the Cavallari hair at 6 Minute, English followers, on social media.

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