Quiz: What Kind of Mermaid Are You?

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Hey everyone! As most of you probably know, the current book series I’m working on, Daughters of the Sea, is all about mermaids. Although I’m getting kind of old for it, I’m still super obsessed with these amazing fantasy creatures! In the lore of my underwater fantasy world, there are four tribes of mermaids: Ocean, Lake, River, and Ice. I thought it would be kind of fun to make a quiz to find out which kind of mermaid you are most like.

At the end of this post, I will share what kind of mermaid I would be, based on the quiz and my own personal opinion.

Before we begin, here is an excerpt from the end of the first book in my series, Identity, which explains the similarities and differences between the four tribes of mermaids:

Ocean Mermaids

Ocean mermaids are mermaids that live in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. That includes kingdoms like Reefinia and Roarien [these are some of the kingdoms in my book]. Maria [the main character] and all of her mermaid friends and enemies are ocean mermaids. Most ocean mermaids have a solid color tail with a different color fin, and they sometimes have natural highlights in their hair that usually matches their tail color. A lot of ocean mermaids have long hair, but sometimes they cut it short. They are not sensitive to the cold of the ocean and can adapt to just about any temperature.

River Mermaids

River mermaids are the most different type of mermaid. They have tails that are very long, and their tail fins are more thin and wispy. Their tails reach up to their chests, and their hair is usually short and one solid color, matching their tail. They live in rivers, traveling with the current and occasionally stopping on rocks or at lakes.

Lake Mermaids

Lake mermaids are the most similar to ocean mermaids. They have a solid-colored tail and fin that can sometimes transform colors when it hits the right light, but they have no natural highlights in their hair. They love all kinds of jewelry and anything shiny. They have long hair and usually tie it in a low ponytail or sometimes a bun. They are also known to be more feisty and mean toward other mermaid tribes.

Ice Mermaids

Ice mermaids live up north near the cold countries of Greenland and Iceland. They most often have wavy stripes on their tails and they have highlights in their hair just like ocean mermaids. They are used to living in the cold, so it can be hard for them to live in warm climates. They do wear gloves and a woolen cloak to keep them warm, but other than that they are unaffected by the freezing temperatures of the water. They also have a Greenlandian accent.

So here is the mermaid quiz! Let me know in the comments below what kind of mermaid you are!


Now, here is the tribe of mermaids I would be: (drumroll please...) I am an Ocean Mermaid! I would by far prefer to live in the ocean, and I think it's cool to be able to adapt to different temperatures. I also love having long hair, and, though I don't have any yet, I would love to get colorful highlights too!

What kind of mermaid were you? Did you enjoy learning about these different kinds of mermaids? What precisely would you look like if you were a mermaid?

You can share your thoughts in the comments below!

34 thoughts on “Quiz: What Kind of Mermaid Are You?

  1. mel G says:

    I was an ocean mermaid! I like to leave my hair down. I also have medium-length hair but do cut it short sometimes! Thanks for doing this quiz! Also, I like your book so far!


    You could do one about real characters from a real book series, or maybe other mythical creatures, or maybe creatures that you made up! I have tons of made up creatures that it would take too long to explain them, lol! XD

    • Annabelle says:

      Ooh yeah, I should do one about “which fantasy creature are you” or something like that. Good idea! Or I could do “Which Wingfeather Saga character you’re most like”! I have so many ideas right now. XD

  3. Luella Treto says:

    A lake mermaid. That was me! After all, I do live on one so bonus! You should totally make more quizzes! Demz is so noice! I can give u ideas!

    • Annabelle says:

      XD That is so awesome! Yeah, I actually have been working on a post with another quiz. Ooh, I’d love suggestions for more quizzes! What are your ideas?

  4. Adele H says:

    I am a lake mermaid (fits perfect, since I live on a lake!), and it’s right that I usually tie my hair in a low ponytail or bun (how did it know?????)!!!!

  5. MacKenzie says:

    I’m a Lake Mermaid!

    That is cool, but I kinda wanted Ice or River…
    This is a really cool quiz!

    If I were a mermaid I would have black tail fin and hair, with maybe blue highlights to my hair/tail.

    • Annabelle says:

      Okay, I guess I should probably make another option then. I think the best selection would probably be “I like to leave mine down, as long as it’s cut short”, but I guess that doesn’t fit either. I’ll work on making another option for you!

  6. Emma says:

    Ooh, I’m the first ice mermaid in the comments! Makes a lot of sense; I love the cold. (Maybe not enough to live in Greenland, but I do love hats and scarves!)

  7. Kiah Crull says:

    I loved this post! Super cute and I loved how you did each category or mermaid!
    I was a river mermaid and I love their description!
    I would probably have a light white-blue colored tail and short pixie cut hair , which was pretty much how you described them! except for the color lol.

  8. Jonah says:

    Wow, that was fun! I love mythical creatures and things like that, so Iโ€™m really excited to read the book youโ€™re writing once itโ€™s finished. I got River mermaid, which is what I wanted to get! (I agree with your sister by the way, I love the quizzes )

    • Annabelle says:

      Thanks, Jonah! I can’t wait to publish my book too… hopefully I’ll be done editing it before this summer. I’ll definitely try to do some more quizzes on my blog, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Annabelle says:

      Yay, that’s so cool! I’m an ocean mermaid. Maybe sometime, in the far off future, our mermaid identities can visit each other… Anyway, that’s cool!

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