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The Mermaid Princess, Princess Mermaid
Although in current mermaid societies, the idea of royalty is as passe'
as it is to us who live on dry lands, there was a time, long, long ago, among the MerNation
of the Planet Sea, when the mermaids and mermen had decided that it was a
nice idea to have a Royal Family of Mer. We, too, the humans, have also had a history of comparably uncivilized ways of being.
So, in order to elect the right two families - for there had to be
two, in order that they might one day have a Princess Mermaid and a Prince Merman
to be her consort - or visa-versa, for there is no prejudice or sexism
among the MerNation - and there never was !
So, one day, it was voted on by the entire populations of Mers of the waters of the world, and then they painstakingly collected the votes.
There were two families who were made up of very nice people, for among the
tailed people, the word "people" applies to members of all species and is not at all applied narrowly as do the land-lubbers, who
think it only applies to them - who won most of the votes.
From then on, or until the time when they had progressed, as we have, to
understand that royalty is not needed for free people, they would have two
MerKings and two MerQueens.
On the day that one of their many thousands of offspring of either sex would
meet, naturally, would both fall in love with the other, and would both exhibit
regal behavior and bearing and soulfulness, these two - the Mermaid Princess
and the Merman Prince,
Would become the reigning pair and would live in a beautiful Coral Castle
under the sea !
This Mermaid Princess, named Aqua Dulci, had long, flowing dark brown hair
and lovely deep-tan complexion. Her eyes were very dark brown, almost black,
and her smile was said to melt anyone who was fortunate enough to see her.
She was adored by all the Merpeople, for her kindness and generosity, and
they knew one day she'd be approached by just the right Merman Prince,
once she was grown up, and they'd then assuredly fall in love.
As the years went by, Agua was more and more accomplished, and her diplomacy was known throughout the realm.
They all knew her soul, since � like all mermaids and mermen �
she was compassionate to all fellow beings, but especially so, and she counted
among her closest friends many porpoises, sea turtles, tiny fish, eels, and
sea serpents. She was an especial favorite of the squids, and they used to
frolic around her and squirt water o n her as they�d dance in a revelry
of underwater joy !
For of course, merpeople are kind to all other animals and o nly eat plants,
so all the sea inhabitants feel safe and happy around all mermaids and mermen,
and they are all like o ne big, happy family.
But there are unkind beings in the world � the humans � and they
do and did all kinds of things that would make the merpeople sad.
Agua, the future PrincessMermaid, determined to find a way to help everyone
For instance, she would too often find unfortunates entangled in the horrible
webs - nets, the earthlings call it - and often the smallest and most helpless of the Sea's marvelous beings, like loveable crabs and lobsters and little fish! Unthinkable! Naturally, the Mers would - and still do, of course, hurridly untie
them and set them free!
So often, Agua would ponder what made the earth people the way they are -
so cruel, so selfish - and she could never understand why.
That quality alone had set her apart from her comrades � the quality
of yearning to understand � to want to know more and more than that
� to determine to change the world for the better and to enlighten those
above the sea level o ne day.
This made her a TruePrincess !
Swim down again soon to find out how Agua meets and marries her TruePrince !
And to read about True Princes and Princesses, go here.