Near the Sea, We Forget to Count the Days

According to Barbara Walker’s The Woman’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets, Maerin is the ancient word for mermaid. Today’s popular mermaid claims a long and distinguished ancestry dating back to the fish tailed gods and goddesses worshipped by some of the earliest recorded civilization.Supremely glamorous, forever combing their hair, just beyond reach, the elusively desirable mermaid offers the adventurous the challenge of the unknown and the promise of the wild, forbidden pleasures of the deep.1  What better name for a cottage by the sea?

​1 Mermaids by Beatrice Phillpotts 

Petit​e Maerin Cottage