Mermaid Origins: Lost Civilizations of Lemuria and Atlantis
Where do mermaids come from? Mermaid legends are told all over the world. We hear of mermaids in Ireland, Scotland, England, Israel, India, Greece, Syria, China, and in Africa. How is it that so many different cultures across the world have their own mermaid legends? How is it that cultures far away from one another have similar tales of mermaids? Most people believe mermaids are mythical creatures fit for a kid’s imagination and nothing more. But legends come from somewhere. Truth lies behind every legend, including the legends of mermaids and where they come from. A new age concept tells us mermaid origins come from lost civilizations like Lemuria and Atlantis. Learn more below.
Mermaids & Lost Civilizations: Lemuria and Atlantis
There were once civilizations of beings who were much different than modern humans. The beings that lived before us were human-like; however, they had different DNA. Today we would consider these beings extraterrestrial. One of these prehistoric civilizations, now called a “Lost Land”, was Lemuria (a.k.a. Mu or Motherland). In Lemuria, there were beings with the ability to shapeshift. Some Lemurian shapeshifters could breathe underwater. This was the origin of the mermaid legend. In Lucy Cavendish’s book Lost Lands, she explains their ability to breathe underwater is attributed to a hole that was located in the third eye spot. The water was breathed in and out through this hole. Cavendish has past life memories of being a mermaid in Lemuria, and was connected with the land and sea around her.
Yet another question is where did these mermaid beings come from BEFORE they lived in Atlantis and Lemuria? Some believe they were originally from another planet, specifically from the Orion constellation. Starseeds believe the planet Mintaka was covered in diamond-like waters and they say this is where whales and dolphins come from originally. Learn more about Mintaka here.
The Fall of Atlantis
Many people have past life memories of Lemuria – memories of swimming underwater with dolphins and whales. Some say they could walk right onto land and breathe the air too. So what happened to the mermaids and shifters from the lost civilizations? When Lemuria began to collapse, mermaids migrated to Atlantis with extraterrestrials and other shapeshifters. Unfortunately, there were darker beings that tried to mutate the Lemurian mermaid DNA leading to the destruction of Atlantis. Some of the mermaids escaped the fall of Atlantis, while many perished in the catastrophe along with the other beings. If they escaped, where did they go? What happened to the mermaids and mermen?
Mermaid Origins: Migration out of the Lost Civilizations
Legends of mermaids permeate cultures all over the world, from Asia to Africa. From Europe to North America and beyond. Is it possible that evolution could have gone a separate way when we were developing from mere fish as some theories suggest? Could these fish have evolved into mermaids and mermen who still live in the oceans today? Why are there so many legends and sightings if mermaids don’t actually exist?
If Lemuria and Atlantis could’ve existed, who’s to say mermaids and shapeshifters didn’t reside in these ancient cities along with human beings? This story of ancient times could be true. If the mermaids and shapeshifters left Lemuria and Atlantis and spread out across the world, this would explain the hundreds of mermaid legends all over the globe. What do you think? Could mermaids and mermen be real? What about the stories of Lemuria and Atlantis?
Mermaids in Greece
After the fall of Atlantis, the Lemurian and Atlantean refugees started new lives and built new civilizations. One of those civilizations became Greece. This is how the mermaid legends were passed down through time. One of the Greek mermaid legends tells of the siren. The Sirens were mermaids who lured sailors to their deaths using just their voices; however, in Homer’s Odyssey, sirens were depicted as bird-women. This indicates the ability to shapeshift, similar to the Lemurian mermaids. In other Greek legend, Alexander the Great’s sister turned into a mermaid following her untimely death. Mermaids and mermen appear in other tales from ancient Greece, and also in other ancient civilizations like Sumeria and Babylon.
Mermaid Origins: The Ancient Celts and Mermaids
The ancient Celts also had legends of mermaid origins. There were stories of merrows, selkies, finfolk, and ben-varry. These creatures could breathe underwater but also on land. Depending on the region, mermaids and mermen could be helpful or downright dangerous. Mermaid sightings have been documented in Europe dating back centuries. My favorite mermaid sighting story was of a man who found two mermaid children dying on a cliff by the sea. He took the surviving mermaid home and nursed it back to health. The mermaid child never talked but would eat shellfish and stayed in a tub in the man’s home. The man believed the mer-children had washed to shore during a sea storm a few nights prior to. The man was a good soul and returned the mermaid back to its home in the sea. This story was published in a local newspaper in the 1800’s.
A different mermaid story is the story of the selkie. The selkie is thought to be a shapeshifter – one who can change from a seal to a man or woman when on land. This legend is often compared to the swan maiden and the frog prince. Men and women would fall hopelessly in love with selkies because they were gorgeous in their human form. There are even tales of men marrying selkie women, only to have their hearts broken when the selkie woman leaves and returns to the sea, never to be seen again. One legend says a woman can cry seven tears into the sea to call up a selkie man for love. Some say the story of the selkie was created by lonely sailors on long voyages away from home. They would see a seal and be mistaken for a lovely woman perched on a rock or seashore.
What Do You Think?
Read more information on the lost civilizations of Atlantis and Lemuria in Edgar Cayce’s work. Find it in his books or clips of his audio on YouTube for free. Much of Cayce’s prophecies, as told in the early nineteen hundreds, have come true or have come close to truth in modern times. One of these predictions was the discovery of the Bimini Road in the Caribbean…Cayce claimed this was part of the lost civilization of Atlantis.
If we subscribe to the idea of Atlantis and Lemuria, then we might also believe mermaids and shapeshifters and aliens once occupied this planet. It seems far fetched, but how do we know what earth was like ten thousand years ago? What do you think? Do they exist and are mermaid origins linked to Lemuria or Atlantis? The problem nowadays is you never know whether a mermaid photo or video is real or fake. We have modern technology to thank for this.