Neverland Mermaids

Real Name


First Appearance

Peter and Wendy (1904)

Created by

J.M. Barrie & Ela Q. May


Mermaids appear in Peter and Wendy and in adaptations of the story. Their portrayal matches the happy fantasy of pretty women with fish tails but, also the dark legend of creatures that try to drown humans.

The Mermaids live in the lagoon. They enjoy the company of Peter Pan but, seem malevolent towards anybody else, including the fairies. In J.M. Barrie's world, mermaids are dark and dangerous creatures. They lounge around in the Mermaid Lagoon without a care in the world. This is also the location of Marooner's Rock. It is not safe for mortals to visit Mermaid Lagoon at night.


  • The Peter Pan play is not in the public domain in England or the United States. Special legislation was passed that gave the play a perpetual copyright. The characters, however, are in the public domain (as are the novels).

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