Wednesday, 23 July 2008

The Angry Dryad

The Angry Dryad

Just because we cannot run after and chase you doesn't mean we cannot talk to one another, and one of us could trip you up or bash you on the bonce with a branch. Beware of an angry Dryad!

1 comment:

Perseus said...

Dryads are tree nymphs in Greek mythology. In Greek drys signifies 'oak,' from an Indo-European root *derew(o)- 'tree' or 'wood'. Thus dryads are specifically the nymphs of oak trees, though the term has come to be used for all tree nymphs in general. "Such deities are very much overshadowed by the divine figures defined through poetry and cult," Walter Burkert remarked of Greek nature deities (Burkert 1986, p174). Normally considered to be very shy creatures, except around the goddess Artemis, who was known to be a friend to most nymphs.[1]