Mermaids & Mermen

Mermaids and Mermen A rich realm of characters in Faerie lore, Mermaids and Mermen have consumed popular myth through the ages – fantasy, entertainment, and imagery. Mermaids (and the male form “Mermen”) are a race of Faerie that consist of human-like mythological aquatic creatures that are depicted with a human head and torso attached to […]

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St. Werburgh’s Well (Swords, Ireland)

St Werburth’s Well Finlay/Swords/Dublin, Irelandhttp://www.technogypsie.com/reviews/?p=24191 A well found just down the slope from the Kellogg company in Finlay/Swords area of Dublin county. Just besides the Airside retail park in the holy well section. Believed to be a relatively newer designated holy well, it has a Facebook fan page and is named after St. Werburth, a […]

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Undines

Arthur Rackham ~ Undine by De la Motte Fougue ~ 1909 Soon she was lost to sight in the Danube. Undineshttp://www.naiads.org/well/?p=853 Ondines or Undines is the modern English term for Water elementals, spirits or nymphs. The term is derived from the Latin term “Unda” meaning “a wave”. Undines are seen as the true essence or […]

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The Rhine Maidens and Children: Rheintöchter

Rhein maidens warn Siegfried. By Arthur Rackham. Published 1912. Copyright expired Rhine Maidens Common Names: Rhine Maidens, Rhine Maidens, naiads, river spirits, nymphs, sirens, nixies, nixen Habitat: – Found in Germanic fairy lore. Attributed to the Rhine River of Germany. Description: Rhine Maidens are water spirits known along rivers, especially the Rhine River in Germany, […]

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Banshee

Bunworth Banshee, Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland by Thomas Crofton Croker, 1825This image is in the public domain because its copyright has expired.This applies to Australia, the European Union and those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 70 years. The Banshee An Irish malevolent female Faerie […]

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