"The oldest recorded merpeople were known as sirens (Greece) and it is in warmer waters that we find the beautiful mermaids more frequently depicted in Muggle literature and painting. The Selkies of Scotland and the Merrows of Ireland are less beautiful, but they share that love of music which is common to all merpeople."
Newton Scamander, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them[src]

Merrows are Irish merpeople, generally considered less beautiful than their warmer-water counterparts, and comparable to the selkies of Scotland.[1]

Physical description

Merrows are described as less beautiful than other forms of merpeople; rather taking a more humanoid, fish-like attribute.[1]

Behind the scenes

  • Merrow is the Gaelic equivalent of the mermaids found in the mythologies of other European cultures.


Notes and references

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