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Meermin
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Groennewijf, a painting depicting the Purmermeer mermaid.
Province Friesland, Noord Holland, Zeeland
City Edam, Haarlem, Westenschouwen


Througout Dutch history, several tales have been told about the Meermin (also known as a Zeemeermin) and her male counterpart the Meerman. She is known to be a vain creature, often combing her hair or using a mirror. When mermaids don't tend to their appearance, they like to sing.[1] Encounters with humans often ended up being quite tragic, like the mermaid of Edam and the more renowned story of Westenschouwen.

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  1. http://www.abedeverteller.nl/van-aardmannetje-tot-zwarte-juffer-een-lijst-van-nederlandse-en-vlaamse-elfen-en-geesten/