GREEK MYTHOLOGY

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DAPHNAIE

Picture of DAPHNAIE from our Greek mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the full story here.

Greek Tree Spirits

Spirits of the Laurel Tree

These are the NYMPHS of the Laurel Tree. Like the other DRYADS, they are the spirits of the trees and spend most of their time sleeping behind the bark. They only come out to dance when the coast is clear.

They seem to be named after the ill-fated oracle Daphne (‘Laurel’), one of the NAIADS who was plagued with unwanted sexual advances until she cried to GAIA for help. The Earth Mother took pity on her and turned her into a laurel tree.

As laurel leaves (aka bay leaves) were chewed by SIBYLS to get them in the right frame of mind for prophetic vision, it’s possible the whole story is just a drug-induced dream.

DAPHNAIE FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : DAPHNAIE
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Female
Type : spiritual being
In charge of : Trees
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 12871
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Article last updated on 10 May 2013 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "DAPHNAIE: Spirits of Trees from Greek mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 10 May. 2013. Web. 21 August 2014.

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