Stories about mermaids
Mermaids have been a popular topic of bedtime stories for children for centuries. In fact, the first recorded mermaid story dates all the way back to ancient Greece. The story of The Odyssey tells of the hero, Ulysses, encountering a mermaid while sailing home from his long voyage.
Since then, mermaids have been a staple in children‘s literature. In the Brothers Grimm fairy tale “The Fisherman and His Wife“, a mermaid grants the fisherman‘s wife her wishes, with disastrous results. Hans Christian Andersen‘s “The Little Mermaid“ tells the story of a mermaid who falls in love with a human prince and sacrifices everything to be with him.
These stories, and many others, have captivated the imaginations of children for generations. They teach important lessons about love, sacrifice, and the dangers of greed and vanity. And they are simply fun to read. Whether your child is just starting to read or is a seasoned reader, mermaid stories are sure to please.
All our bedtime stories about mermaids and fairy tales are free and available as audiostory, pdf (to print) and ebook (to download).