Starting at a very young age we are taught that mermaids and mermen are mythical creatures—a figment of our imagination that could never possibly exist. After years of exploration, rigorous studies and coincidental contact experiences, many have proven and come to the conclusion that this species of humans is in fact real. Whether all people agree with this or not, it does not change the reality of the situation. Mermaids and mermen continue to exist on and off of our planet Ekken Ekeinne—which brings us to two very important questions: who are they and where do they come from?
As told in folktales, mermaids and mermen are half human half fish. They come from the Perseus Constellation and are commonly known as the Persu. The majority of their planets are aquatic and home to an array of fish, whales and sea dragons. On this planet, they are mostly found in oceans, very large lakes and water bodies that submerge 50 feet below the surface. Being that there is much diversity within their waters, mermaids and mermen are naturally very communal and friendly beings. They are able to make friends with all kinds of aquatic animals, especially dolphins. These two groups work together in order to establish safe havens for the rest of their aquatic families and friends. The Persu often act as protectors when it comes to defending their territory, other aquatic life and the water in general. They are known to take care of pods of whales, dolphins and fellow mermaids and mermen. Their survival heavily depends on telepathic communication—they’re able to send out warnings to other animals and each other when danger is near.
As an aquatic species, the Persu have a very strong connection to water consciousness. They understand their environments on an intimate level which has given them natural healing and artistic abilities. They are able to heal water as an elemental directly as well as all other aquatic life. Mermaids and mermen are very crafty and talented beings, especially when it comes to building underwater structures and habitats. They enjoy crafting hand tools, carving art structures and creating beautiful displays in general. Nature is seen as an aesthetic and inspires their creative endeavors tremendously. Because they put so much time, effort and love into their underwater worlds, they cherish and protect them at all costs.
While the Persu are very connected as a collective, they also enjoy solidarity and often branch off into specific family clans. Because they are constantly being hunted, they have found that traveling and working in close-knitted groups benefits them much more. If they were to travel in large groups it would attract too much attention and put their lives at risk. Generally, mermaids and mermen refrain from interacting with humanity because we have betrayed their trust many times. The amount of pollution and destruction humanity has caused to Ekken Ekeinne’s waters is an extreme sign of disrespect. When we fail to protect nature, we are directly insulting and punishing the beings that live within it. As a part of creation, it is our responsibility to nurture, respect, love and defend our aquatic families. We must show them that they are valued by us, not as mystical creatures, but as equal counterparts within our societies.