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The Little Mermaid: Secrets Behind The Fairytale

Everything you might not know about the true story Hans Christian Andersen and  The Little Mermaid.

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It’s the 30th anniversary of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. With several adaptations in the works, it’s a great time to talk about the history of The Little Mermaid. Sacha Coward is mermaid folklorist and freelance museum professional who has worked at local, national, and international museums and galleries..and also designs escape  rooms! Host Laura von Holt asked Sacha to tell her everything he knows about The Little Mermaid, Hans Christian Andersen, queer history, mermaids around the world and what mermaids mean today. They also managed to touch on RuPaul’s Drag Race and the Twilight movies. Warning: There’s a teensy bit of strong language.  You can follow Sacha Coward on Twitter at @sacha_coward.

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Meet The Mermaids In This Episode

 

Image courtesy of Sacha Coward’s Twitter

 

Bottom Left working counterclockwise: Edvard Collin (not Edward Cullen! Hans Christian Andersen fell in love with Edvard),Tony Asserati (modeling for Duncan Grant), Merman fountain in Trafalgar Square (modeled after Tony Asserati, Aboriginal Yawk Yawk, Jane Hales (had a relationship with Evelyn De Morgan, The Sea Maidens by Evelyn De Morgan (painted with the face of Jane Hales)

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Featured Image: The Sea Maidens by Evelyn De Morgan

About the author

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Laura von Holt is the Fairy Boss Mother of Cinderly. Her goal in life is to lead the first fairy godmother empire, be the Lisa Frank of the Digital World, and make magic real for sparkle unicorns and boss ladies everywhere. A triple threat, Laura is a Pulitzer Prize contender, a Certified Fairyologist and a graduate of Weeki Wachee Sirens of the Deep mermaid camp.