Skiátheá

Skiátheá

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36,710 words (≈ about 2 hours)

Skiátheá is psychological novella set in a seaside village in Cornwall, England. It is based on a Cornish folk tale; The Mermaid of Zennor. The original story is of a fisherman who falls in love with a mermaid. Neither lover can live for long in the world of the other. The man dies in the end, although it is a beautiful tale, and often retold.

There is a deeper background to mermaid stories. Robert Graves claims in The White Goddess that the tales are folk-memories… (more)

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