DRYADSAlso known as DRYADES
Frolicsome nature spirit girls who live in trees
These are protective tree NYMPHS who are bound to their own specific tree and look after it. This doesn't mean they have to remain rooted to the spot and grow bark; they do get to frolic in the forest.
Not quite immortal, DRYADS live as long as their tree does, which can be a very long time. But when it dies, they perish too — so if you cut down a tree you may hear its spirit screaming. (We strongly advise you to have a very good reason or revenge will be swift. And make sure you apologize first!)
There are many kinds of DRYADS, each associated with a different species of tree. They include the DAPHNAIE (Laurel Trees), the HAMADRYADS (Oak Trees), the MELIADS (Ash and Fruit Trees) and the OREADS (Mountain Pine Trees).
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
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Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Female
Type : Spiritual Being
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : DRYADES
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