A dryad is a tree nymph, that is a female spirit of a tree, in Greek mythology. In Greek drys signifies "oak". Thus dryads are specifically the nymphs of oak trees, though the term has come to be used for all tree nymphs in general. They were normally considered to be very shy creatures, except around the goddess Artemis, who was known to be a friend to most nymphs.

A dryad is a tree nymph, that is a female spirit of a tree, in Greek mythology. In Greek drys signifies "oak". Thus dryads are specifically the nymphs of oak trees, though the term has come to be used for all tree nymphs in general. They were normally considered to be very shy creatures, except around the goddess Artemis, who was known to be a friend to most nymphs.

The creature was humanoid, but it's body seemed to be made of woven wood. It's eyes were two glowing holes, and it's hair was  a thick, elegant carpet of moss. It's hands were branches, leaves included, and it's feet were roots that twisted and dragged the thing along as smoothly as if it were walking.

The creature was humanoid, but it's body seemed to be made of woven wood. It's eyes were two glowing holes, and it's hair was a thick, elegant carpet of moss. It's hands were branches, leaves included, and it's feet were roots that twisted and dragged the thing along as smoothly as if it were walking.

Photographer: Emily Nicole Teague PhotographyModel: Kelli KickhamHeaddress: Miss G DesignsMakeup: Mckenzie Gregg MUALighting Assistant: Christina SchellhousHorns: Faust & Company

Photographer: Emily Nicole Teague PhotographyModel: Kelli KickhamHeaddress: Miss G DesignsMakeup: Mckenzie Gregg MUALighting Assistant: Christina SchellhousHorns: Faust & Company

Water nymphs. These delightful statues were brought to England from Italy by Whitaker White in 1904 and are currently located at York House Gardens (Twickenham) alongside river Thames (South-West of London).                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Water nymphs. These delightful statues were brought to England from Italy by Whitaker White in 1904 and are currently located at York House Gardens (Twickenham) alongside river Thames (South-West of London). More

Dryad  I've been wondering what they looked like. Matches my idea pretty well

Dryad I've been wondering what they looked like. Matches my idea pretty well

“31 DAYS OF MYTHOLOGICAL CREATURES // ↳ 21. Nymphs““Sweet Echo, sweetest nymph that liv'st unseen Within thy airy shell By slow Meander’s margent green, And in the violet-imbroider’d vale Where the love-lorn nightingale Nightly to thee her sad song...

“31 DAYS OF MYTHOLOGICAL CREATURES // ↳ 21. Nymphs““Sweet Echo, sweetest nymph that liv'st unseen Within thy airy shell By slow Meander’s margent green, And in the violet-imbroider’d vale Where the love-lorn nightingale Nightly to thee her sad song...

Pinterest • The world’s catalogue of ideas
Search