AHAHA, I FINISHED IT!
This is the Baltic goddess of the water, Ved-Ava. Out of all the water deities I have researched so far, she is the only one who is said to resemble a mermaid. Which surprises me.
I secretly just wanted to draw a bunch of merpeople for this project WHY
I had a hard time finding information about her, but from what I found, she is not exactly a nice lady. Fisherman sacrifice the first of their catch to her, and she is known to be kind of a siren, using music to lure fishermen to their DEATH. Seeing her is a bad omen, and usually means you or someone else on the boat is going to drown.
There aren’t a lot of symbols associated with her, so it was pointed out at my critique that you really can’t tell she is anything other than a typical mermaid. I also had a hard time making the sailor look hypnotized in the papercraft style.