A fabled siren, or mermaid, with a body of a human being and the tail of a fish, is believed to have magical powers. Folklore tells tales of how mermaids loved music, and they often sang. In the miniature garden, the tales can continue by placing the mermaids near a human-made body of water or a gully filled with blue pebbles that resemble the ocean. To complete the fairy garden theme, set the mermaid on a rock alongside the water feature, and place a musical garden fairy nearby. In addition to musical instruments, the mermaids enjoy treasure chests, seashells, and sandcastles in the miniature garden where they live.