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Eruonen
Tol Eressea


Oct 22 2012, 3:58pm


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Goldberry and similar historic examples

"In The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien, Tolkien describes Goldberry as the seasonal changes in nature.."
""She is the rain and snows that arise from the waters and replenish them again."


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apsaras
"An Apsara (also spelled as Apsarasa) is a female spirit of the clouds and waters in Hindu and Buddhist mythology........Apsaras are beautiful, supernatural female beings. They are youthful and elegant, and superb in the art of dancing. They are often the wives of the Gandharvas, the court musicians of Indra. They dance to the music made by the Gandharvas, usually in the palaces of the gods, entertain and sometimes seduce gods and men. As caretakers of fallen heroes, they may be compared to the valkyries of Norse mythology. As ethereal beings who inhabit the skies, and are often depicted taking flight, or at service of a god, they may be compared to angels."

Celtic
http://www.angelfire.com/wizard/celticdeities/
Boann - a water goddess.
http://www.lifeasmyth.com/...ther_BoannDagda.html

Germanic
Neck
"The Neck/Nixie (German: Nix/Nixe/Nyx) are shapeshifting water spirits who usually appear in human form. The spirit has appeared in the myths and legends of all Germanic peoples in Europe.[1] "
http://en.wikipedia.org/.../Neck_(water_spirit)

http://en.wikipedia.org/...ied_rhinemaidens.jpg

Finnish
Ved-Ava
"Ved-ava is a water deity, common to several Baltic and Finno-Ugric peoples traditionally dependent on fishing. She is also sometimes associated with fertility. She is generally depicted as a water creature resembling a mermaid, with long hair, large breasts, and the lower body of a fish complete with tail, and is sometimes said to play or sing, seducing humans with her music.."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ved-ava


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