MELIADSAlso known as MALIADES, MELIAI, MELIADES, MELIDAE
The Woodland [NYMPHS] of Ash Trees and Fruit Trees.These are DRYADS with an air of mystery. Most legends state that they sprang up as ash trees from GAIA's fertile soil after it was pollinated by drops of blood from the recently liberated testicles of URANUS. Which sounds plausible enough.
However, there is a little confusion over the kind of trees involved. Some sources claim the MELIADS are spirits of ash trees, while others see them in a more fruity light — with apple being a favorite candidate. Not to mention date.
To add to the confusion, flocks of sheep appear to have wandered into the story. See EPIMELIADS.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Female
Type : Spiritual Being
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : MALIADES, MELIAI, MELIADES, MELIDAE
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