Water Nymphs- NAIADS

  Under this watery Pisces Moon I bring you a brief history of a Water Nymph known as a Naiad… There are three main types of water nymph- Nereids, who are from the Mediterranean Sea, Oceanids, who were saltwater nymphs, and the Naiads, who were said to be the nymphs who lived in bodies of…

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Loreley

  LORELEY I do not know what haunts me, What saddened my mind all day; An age-old tale confounds me, A spell I cannot allay. The air is cool and in twilight The Rhine’s dark waters flow; The peak of the mountain in highlight Reflects the evening glow. There sits a lovely maiden Above so…

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The Secret of The Sea

  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (from Seaside and Fireside, 1850) Ah! what pleasant visions haunt me As I gaze upon the sea! All the old romantic legends, All my dreams, come back to me. Sails of silk and ropes of sandal, Such as gleam in ancient lore; And the singing of the sailors, And the answer…

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A History of Mermaids

Mermaids have splashed about in the waters of the world for a millennia.  But where do these alluring and beautiful creatures of the deep come from?  The ocean itself has always been a mirror to our connection with our emotions and intuition.  Deep, dark, mysterious, and purely magnetic, the deep sea holds its secrets tightly…

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The Sea Maid

The Sea Maid from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream To where I watch on the yellow sands, and they pluck sweet music with sea-cold hands. They bring me coral and amber clear. But when the stars in heaven appear, Their music ceases, they glide away. They swim for their grottos across the bay. Then listen…

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Mermaid Magick

Known mainly for their beauty and mystery, mermaids cherish above all else their mirrors, combs and brushes. Often quite ornamental, and exquisitely designed, these everyday items strengthen their magickal powers. With a touch of beautifully scented oil, they weave secrets and spells into their hair.  Mermaids grant wishes and divine the future simply by gazing…

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