She marks her victims with salty kisses, lips tasting of water and beauty, a deceit to hide the thirst for human blood and bones. The sea bends to her will and the tides and waves will lull her song like a hook, a lure for fishermen and helpless sailors which are mesmerized, the melody clouding their eyes and minds. She dallies with her pray, let them follow her in the deepest dark of the sea, gives them watery kisses and hot breath to entice them to her cave where she claws her nails and fingers deep in the flesh, devouring it to the bones but nothing will ever appease her hunger.
↳ The Little Mermaid set in JapanNothing gave the youngest princess such pleasure as to hear about the world of human beings up above them. Her old grandmother had to tell her all she knew about ships and cities, and of people and animals. What seemed nicest of all to her was that up on land the flowers were fragrant, for those at the bottom of the sea had no scent.
FAIRY TALES MEME » THE LITTLE MERMAID by hans christian andersen
THE LITTLE MERMAID asks her grandmother if humans can live forever if they could breathe under water. The grandmother explains that humans have a much shorter lifespan than merfolks’ 300 years, but that when mermaids die they turn to sea foam and cease to exist, while humans have an eternal soul that lives on in Heaven. The Little Mermaid, longing for the prince and an eternal soul, eventually visits the Sea Witch, who sells her a potion that gives her legs in exchange for her tongue (as the Little Mermaid has the most enchanting and beautiful voice in the world). The Sea Witch warns, however, that once she becomes a human, she will never be able to return to the sea. Drinking the potion will make her feel as if a sword is being passed through her, yet when she recovers she will have two beautiful legs, and will be able to dance like no human has ever danced before. However, it will constantly feel like she is walking on sharp knives. As a result, her feet bleed most terribly. In addition, she will only obtain a soul if she finds true love’s kiss and if the prince loves her and marries her, for then a part of his soul will flow into her. Otherwise, at dawn on the first day after he marries another woman, the Little Mermaid will die brokenhearted and disintegrate into sea foam. [Full Summary Here]
“But a mermaid has no tears, and therefore she suffers so much more.” - Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Mermaid
7 Villains - [3/7] Sea Witch from The Little Mermaid
“Big fat eels played in the mud, showing their ugly yellow stomachs. Here the witch had built her house out of the bones of drowned sailors, and there she sat letting a big ugly toad eat out of her mouth, as human beings sometimes let a canary eat sugar candy out of theirs. The ugly eels she called her little chickens, and held them close to her spongy chest.
‘I know what you want,’ she cackled. ‘And it is stupid of you. But you shall have your wish, for it will bring you misery, little princess.’ ”
I don’t know when, I don’t know how, but I know something’s starting right now
FAERIE TALE MEME
↳ Characters: the Sea Witch from The Little Mermaid (4/7)
In the midst of this spot stood a house, built with the bones of shipwrecked human beings. There sat the sea witch, allowing a toad to eat from her mouth, just as people sometimes feed a canary with a piece of sugar. She called the ugly water-snakes her little chickens, and allowed them to crawl all over her bosom.
Fancast Meme: Eleven Racebent Characters: Disney Edition
The Little Mermaid:
Karla Crome as Ariel
Adetomiwa Edun as Prince Eric
Ariel, listen to me. The human world, it’s a mess. Life under the sea is better than anything they got up there!
Die Kleine Meerjungfrau, Germany, 2013 (x)
Fairy Tales Recast: The Little Mermaid
“But if you take away my voice,” said the little mermaid, “what is left for me?”
“Your beautiful form, your graceful walk, and your expressive eyes; surely with these you can enchain a man’s heart. Well, have you lost your courage? Put out your little tongue that I may cut it off as my payment; then you shall have the powerful draught.”
“It shall be,” said the little mermaid.
as the Little Mermaid
Santiago Cabrera as the Prince
fake movie meme → Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Rachel Hurd-Wood as Ariel
Darren Criss as Prince Eric
Kathy Bates as Ursula
…long may I reign.
The Little Mermaid (Rusalochka, Русалочка) - 1968
And that, my children, is how the story ends. The naive mermaid wanted to become a human, and she did not belong as one. This, ladies and gentleman, is a very sorrowful tale. Sorrowful, yet beautiful, a tale of love that knows no obstacles, of wisdom, and kindness.
Fairy Tale Picspam → The Little Mermaid
The little mermaid lifted her glorified eyes towards the sun, and felt them, for the first time, filling with tears. On the ship, in which she had left the prince, there were life and noise; she saw him and his beautiful bride searching for her; sorrowfully they gazed at the pearly foam, as if they knew she had thrown herself into the waves. Unseen she kissed the forehead of her bride, and fanned the prince, and then mounted with the other children of the air to a rosy cloud that floated through the aether.