FEMININE SOUL IMAGE
Siren / Sorceress
How have mermaids survived? A lower body attachment to the sea and an upper body attachment to the sun and stars.
Divided, yes, and yet, a very coherent symbol. Mermaid lore has survived extremely well -- and for reasons: The mermaid is a quintessential symbol of dual nature and dichotomy, in this case, the dual nature of conscious and unconscious. The sea has long been a symbol for the unconscious.
ARCHETYPES APPEAR IN VARIOUS MOTIFS
THIS TELLS US A LOT ABOUT THE MANY DIMENSIONS OF THE FEMININE SIDE.