When someone mentions mermaids, there is one mermaid that comes to all our minds, and it’s definitely the most famous and influential mermaid that appeared in the fiction world or our real one. It is Ariel, the invention of Walt Disney that first appeared on the 28th Disney animated film called The Little Mermaid back in 1989, and since it gained popularity with it, Ariel appeared in several other movies like Prequel TV Series (1992-1994), the Little Mermaid: Return to the Sea (2000) and The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning (2008).
Ariel made its mark in the world firstly by the great story which we will talk about in a bit, but also a major part of the success was played by the looks of the character. When Ariel first appeared, she was a mermaid with a distinctive appearance, and that was due to her long bright and flowing red hair, the big sea blue eyes, and her long green tail. With purple seashell bikini top and a bright smile on her face at all times, it was enough to make you want to stare at her for a long time.
Our favourite mermaid was the seventh daughter of King Triton and Queen Athena, where together with all of the family were living in the underwater kingdom of Merfolk. She was the paternal granddaughter of Poseidon, the Greek god of War and Seas.
In the plot of the series where Ariel is the main character, she is constantly out of the walls of Atlantica, where she daydreams, sings, and does rebellious adventure together with her best friend Flounder which is a normal fish. As soon as she becomes 16, she falls in love with Eric, which is a prince that travels the waters, and she sacrifices everything that she has to be by his side.
After many talks with everyone in the kingdom that first of all, she is too young to pursue love and second and more important, she shouldn’t fall in love with a human, as that love will be impossible. Despite all of this, Ariel goes after what she wants, and with a magical transformation, she becomes human and is able to walk and live outside the water and joins Prince Eric. Together, they have a lovely daughter called Melody.
Ariel is a big influence on the virtual world, as she appears in many shows, several movies where she is the main character, Disney Parks, Printed Media, Music albums and Video slots such as Mermaid Millions. Her appearance on television shows made a huge impact as well, but the concert that was organized where the Little Mermaid was the main soundtrack in it grabbed the most attention.
We are eager to see how the story of Ariel will end, and will there be any more parts of the Little Mermaid, now that she is the queen of the underworld where she grew in.