What does the little mermaid look like in the original story?

They were six beautiful children; but the youngest was the prettiest of them all; her skin was as clear and delicate as a rose-leaf, and her eyes as blue as the deepest sea; but, like all the others, she had no feet, and her body ended in a fish’s tail.

Did the original Little Mermaid have a name?

The original little mermaid is tortured by oysters. When she comes of age, the mermaid (who has no name) isn’t only allowed to rise to the surface; she has to suffer through eight oysters attaching themselves to her tail. “Pride must suffer pain,” is her grandmother’s sharp rejoinder when she complains.

Who originally wrote the Little Mermaid?

Hans Christian Andersen
Roger Allers
The Little Mermaid/Story by
The Little Mermaid was created by Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen in 1837, about 150 years before Ariel was singing Under the Sea with Sebastian and Flounder.

What is the Little Mermaids name?

Princess Ariel
Character information Princess Ariel is the protagonist of Disney’s 1989 animated feature film, The Little Mermaid. She is the seventh and youngest daughter of King Triton and Queen Athena, rulers of the undersea kingdom of Atlantica.

Who was Ariel’s mom?

Queen Athena

Athena was the wife of King Triton, and the mother of Ariel, Andrina, Arista, Aquata, Adella, Alana, and Attina. She was the Queen of Atlantica, and beloved by her family and subjects. She was noted for her singing talent and her love of music. She and Triton had been friends since their childhood.

Who made mermaids?

The first known mermaid stories appeared in Assyria c. 1000 BC. The goddess Atargatis, mother of the Assyrian queen Semiramis, loved a mortal (a shepherd) and unintentionally killed him. Ashamed, she jumped into a lake and took the form of a fish, but the waters would not conceal her divine beauty.

What is Prince Eric last name?


Name Eric
Full name Eric
Other name(s) Prince Eric King Eric Lover Boy Dad