Continuing the idea that real horror stories can be seen reflected in these fairytales, or the creatures within the tales. Mermaids are also said to have enchanted people making them walk off the deck or run their ships aground ending in death. They are also thought to have tempted men into the water in order to drown them.
Quite different to the image depicted in the Disney version of the little mermaid!
However my house mate pointed out there is one character who reflects this idea. She tricks people, and she nearly kills them.