Mermaids and mermen

  1. Who played the mermaid that was Tom Hanks’ love interest in the film Splash?
  2. And what is the name of The Little Mermaid in the film of the same name?
  3. In which Copenhagen amusement park is there a famous statue also called The Little Mermaid?
  4. Which children’s author wrote “The Singing Mermaid”, the tale of a mermaid who is captured and made to perform at a circus?
  5. In which Cornish village would you find the Church of St. Senara, home to a 600 year old chair carved with an image of a mermaid, in remembrance of a local chorister who fell in love with a mermaid and went to live with her at a nearby cove?
  6. Which Eastern European capital city has a mermaid on its coat of arms?
  7. Which multinational high street store has as its logo a melusine, a European water spirit closely related to a mermaid?
  8. Which circus owner exhibited a “Feejee Mermaid” as part of his circus show that toured the United States in 1842?
  9. Which merman in Greek mythology is the son of Poseidon and Amphitrite, and lends his name to the largest moon of Neptune?
  10. Thessalonike was a mermaid who lived in the Aegean, and would board ships to ask after her brother, one of the most famous figures in world history. Who was her brother?

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  1. Who played the mermaid that was Tom Hanks’ love interest in the film Splash?
    A: Daryl Hannah
  2. And what is the name of The Little Mermaid in the film of the same name?
    A: Ariel
  3. In which Copenhagen amusement park is there a famous statue also called The Little Mermaid?
    A: Tivoli Gardens
  4. Which children’s author wrote “The Singing Mermaid”, the tale of a mermaid who is captured and made to perform at a circus?
    A: Julia Donaldson
  5. In which Cornish village would you find the Church of St. Senara, home to a 600 year old chair carved with an image of a mermaid, in remembrance of a local chorister who fell in love with a mermaid and went to live with her at a nearby cove?
    A: Zennor
  6. Which Eastern European capital city has a mermaid on its coat of arms?
    A: Warsaw
  7. Which multinational high street store has as its logo a melusine, a European water spirit closely related to a mermaid?
    A: Starbucks
  8. Which circus owner exhibited a “Feejee Mermaid” as part of his circus show that toured the United States in 1842?
    A: P.T. Barnum
  9. Which merman in Greek mythology is the son of Poseidon and Amphitrite, and lends his name to the largest moon of Neptune?
    A: Triton
  10. Thessalonike was a mermaid who lived in the Aegean, and would board ships to ask after her brother, one of the most famous figures in world history. Who was her brother?
    A: Alexander the Great

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