The Mermaid is the mythical maiden of the sea. They were said to be beautiful and enchanting with voices that sounded like angels with long lustrous locks of hair. A Mermaids body structure was that of a fish and a woman. Their tails varied in colors, and there are also males called Merman. These men and woman of the sea are still popular today as they were back in 1492. Christopher Columbus claimed he seen a mermaid while he was out on the sea, but said they were not beautiful at all. He stated that the legendary Mermaid looked more like a man not a woman. Some believed he may have mistaken a manatee for a Mermaid. The mystical maiden also carries stories of sucking the life out of ship wrecked men that have fallen into the sea instead of rescuing them. All in all the Mermaid is known by man kind now a days as beautiful creatures that once lived in the open sea with a kingdom of their own.