21 minutes | May 18, 2020

The Little Mermaid and the Longing for an Immortal Soul

"But a mermaid has no tears, and therefore she suffers so much more." - Hans Christian Andersen Exploring the beautiful, dream-like worlds of Hans Christian Andersen, in particular The Little Mermaid, a stunning story of sacrificial love. We discuss the origins of mermaid stories - universal in almost all cultures - and how sea-folk represent that “in-between” longing human beings feel. We’ll discuss Andersen’s Little Mermaid in depth and how the longing for an immortal soul defines the original tale.   Visit www.onfairystories.com for resources and links.  
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