mermaids

lately i have been reading a fair bit about mermaid folklore. 

 

rusalka  18 x 24 paper.

rusalka 

18 x 24 paper.

rusalka is from russian folklore:

According to most traditions, the rusalki were fish-women, who lived at the bottom of rivers. In the middle of the night, they would walk out to the bank and dance in meadows. If they saw handsome men, they would fascinate them with songs and dancing, mesmerize them, then lead them away to the river floor to their death.

 

lorelei 18 x 24 paper. 

lorelei

18 x 24 paper. 

lorelei is from german folklore:

It describes the eponymous female as a sort of siren who, sitting on the cliff above the Rhine and combing her golden hair, unwittingly distracted shipmen with her beauty and song, causing them to crash on the rocks.

 

ondine 18 x 24 paper. 

ondine

18 x 24 paper. 

Ondine was breathtakingly beautiful and possessed of a streak of independence, truly what we call a 'free spirit'.

Like all nymphs and mermaids, she was leery of men. If a nymph ever falls in love with a man and bears his child, she will begin to age like a mortal woman, losing her eternal youthfulness and everlasting life.

 

water spirit 18 x 24 paper.

water spirit

18 x 24 paper.

mer 18 x 24 paper. 

mer

18 x 24 paper. 

available here

 

ok then. 

se ya laeter.

 

 

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