mythology - undines or water nymphs

The origin of the Undines (or Ondines) can best be traced all the way back to ancient Greece wherein mythology cites a clan of nymphs called Oceanides claimed the waters of the world as their home. The water nymphs or water spirits, belong to the Water Elemental, are are usually found in forest pools and waterfalls. They are said to have beautiful voices, which can be sometime heard singing over the sound of water that entices those that hear it. These beings are believed to be the daughters of Titan and his wife Tethys. Their presence in the oceans was legendary among seafarers. Mostly beneficent, Oceanides would aid water-travelers in navigation and provide safe sea-ways.In European lore, Undines are fabled to be the wandering spirits of love-lorn women.  According to some legends, Undines can receive a soul when they marry a human man and bear his child. This aspect of them has them to be a popular subject motif for romantic and tragic literature. Often with sailors being drawn to them by their tears of sorrow that composed the salty seas when wept having lost at love. Tales indicate that these female water spirits are enchantingly beautiful and reputed to be relatively benign, however, like most female spirits they’ve got a temper when crossed and can be force to be reckoned with.

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Ilya Repin, Viktor Vasnetsov (1875)

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Tibetan lama       National Geographic 1935        Joseph F Rock

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Russian Ornaments” Marta Berzkalna by Mariano Vivanco for Vogue Russia April 2011

collections that are raw as fuck ➝ suneet varma, the golden bracelet 2013

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Dolce and Gabbana Fall 2014 RTW

from Spirited Away

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Saint Michael the Archangel

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Claude Monet

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John Singer Sargent, Spanish Torero

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Buddha’s head from Qoratepa, Uzbekistan. 3rd century A.D. 

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Piotr Stachiewicz (Polish, 1858-1938)

12 months - full set from “Boży rok”, where each illustration was based on proverbs and saints associated with the month.

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