Part of the beauty of this imagery is it can be viewed and interpreted in multiple ways.
I see the message that even in the middle of a battle of wits or an argument with my beloved, it doesn’t mean the death of love or romance or even affection. I still love him and care all the while; my heart yearns to be with his, and desires to get through any conflict, stronger on the other side of it.
The ocean’s depths can be overwhelmingly dark. Be sure that the special mermaid in your life has a piece of home around their neck for their deepest and darkest underwater adventures. This seashell locket glows blue and is hung on a 20” sterling silver necklace. Sold on Etsy.
As a women and gender studies degree holder, I knew/learned of half of these histories. :/
And many more besides, but still- We need a more inclusive, diverse, and accurate per the experience of the individual for the writing and reading of narratives throughout history.