A word, that I completely made, but also kinda stumbled upon. I got tired of calling myself a mermaid, when I am obviously not. I thought to myself, “there has to be a word for people who are clearly humans, but have some sort of tie with ocean.” My friend suggested mer gals and then mergail came to me. This is a completely real thing, but the word is new, as far as I am concerned. So this is what I have come up with…


Mergail: A person whose soul is tied with the ocean, so much so, that they are hurt by being away from the ocean for too long. These people have often been ocean spirits, mermaids, selkies, etc, in a past life. They have connection with the sea, even when they weren’t born near the sea or around it. Mergails aren’t ocean specific, but prefer natural bodies of water to swimming pools or man-made beaches.