A mermaid is a legendary aquatic creature with the head and upper body of a female human and the lower body of a fish. Mermaids appear in folklore from around the world. The mermaids are associated with misfortunes such as drownings and shipwrecks. They are known for being stunningly beautiful and lead sailors astray onto rocky shoals. Their male counterpart is called as Mermen. They also have a fierce reputation of summoning storms, sinking ships and drowning men. There have even been modern sightings of Mermaids around the world but there is no definitive proof.