Mermaids in popular culture

Mermaids, like many other creatures of mythology and folklore, are regularly depicted in literature, film and music.

In one of the Toy Story Toons shorts, „Small Fry,“ Buzz Lightyear meets a plastic mermaid named Neptuna who always carries her trident and sits on a rock.

In the Legend of Sarila, there is a mermaidlike goddess named Sedna.

Mermaids have long been associated with music[citation needed], and much like that of Orpheus, the power of their singing voices is said to have had the ability to enthrall. Along with their legendary vanity, the hair-combing and mirrors, the association of mermaids with music is coupled with another association of a vocal nature: they are said to be able to confer verbal eloquence[citation needed], much like the Muses of the ancient Greek myths.[citation needed]