There were once two young spouses: she was beautiful, he was a fisherman. They lived in Taranto next to the seaside. One day the young man, blinded by jealousy, led his bride offshore and left her at sea at the mercy of the waves. Mermaids, fascinated by her beauty, rescued the girl. They transformed her into a mermaid and made her their queen with the name of Skiuma that means “sea foam”. The mermaids taught her their songs with which they attracted the sailors and changed them into precious jewels, corals and shells. But soon the young fisherman, regretting his action, returned to the sea seeking for his bride and the sirens captured him. Skiuma recognized her spouse and, still in love, saved him. The groom, waking up on a beach, decided to win her back and so he came to terms with a fairy: to release the magic spell, Skiuma had to steal the rare, unique white coral flower kept by the mermaids. As soon as she caught the enchanted flower a marine vortex rose and swallowed the mermaids. She went back to being a woman and was reunited with her husband.