Once every several hundred years, the Queen Mermaid sings out a hymn dedicated to all creatures. Folklore tells that when this hymn rings out, it undoes all harmful damage around the world, even damage from bloody battles and ravaging diseases.
A mermaid is a legendary aquatic creature with the upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish. The word mermaid is a compound of the Old English mere (sea), and maid (a girl or young woman). Mermaids appear in the folklore of many cultures worldwide, including the Near East, Europe, Africa and Asia. Mermaids are sometimes associated with perilous events such as floods, storms, shipwrecks and drownings. In other folk traditions (or sometimes within the same tradition), they can be benevolent or beneficent, bestowing boons or falling in love with humans. Mermaids are associated with the mythological Greek sirens, half-bird femme fatales whose enchanting voices would lure soon-to-be-shipwrecked sailors to nearby rocks, sandbars or shoals.