Christian and Li Ban Mary D'AmoreWomen with fish tails? Fish with women’s heads? Stories about mermaids have always fascinated children. Surrounded by seas, Ireland has many stories of mermaids and other magical sea creatures. Christian and Li Ban is a contemporary tale of a young man’s brief encounters with a mermaid, while paying homage to the 6th century Irish legend of Lough Neagh, the largest lake in the British Isles.