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Jim Morrison as the Lizard King. Dryad's_Karry_and_Cheryl. DRYADS - the Greek Spirits of Trees (Greek mythology) These are protective tree NYMPHS who are bound to their own specific tree and look after it.

DRYADS - the Greek Spirits of Trees (Greek mythology)

This doesn’t mean they have to remain rooted to the spot and grow bark; they do get to frolic in the forest. Most DRYADS are very shy — and terribly nervous of straying too far from the safety of their tree. But when ARTEMIS comes along, they abandon all fears and join her hunting expeditions. 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. There are many kinds of DRYADS, each associated with a different species of tree. Name : DRYADS Pronunciation : Coming soon Alternative names : DRYADES Location : Ancient Greece Gender : Female Type : spiritual being In charge of : TreesGod of : Trees Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present Popularity index : 32183. Greek mythology, w/ pictures, Dryades, Oreiades. THE DRYADES & OREIADES were the beautiful Nymphs of the trees, groves, woods and mountain forests.

Greek mythology, w/ pictures, Dryades, Oreiades

They were the ladies of the oaks and pines, poplar and ash, apple and laurel. For those known as Hamadryades, trees sprung up from the earth at their birth, trees to which their lives were closely tied. While the tree flourished, so did its resident nymph, but when it died she passed away with it. There were several classes of Dryades associated with a particular types of tree: (1) The Meliai were the Nymphs of the ash-trees. . (2) The Oreiades were the Nymphs of the mountain conifers. . (3) The Hamadryades were the Nymphs of oak and poplar trees. . (4) The Maliades, Meliades or Epimelides were Nymphai of apple and other fruit trees.

NYMPHS - Greek Mythology Link. Abarbarea 1.

NYMPHS - Greek Mythology Link

A naiad. She often reproached Nicaea (see below) for having killed Hymnus. She consorted with Bucolion 2, son of King Laomedon 1 of Troy, and had sons by him, Aesepus 2 and Pedasus 1, who were killed by Euryalus 1 during the Trojan War. Hom.Il.6.21ff.; Nonn.15.378. Fairy Tales and Other Stories (Andersen, Craigie)/The Dryad. Dryad. Meliai[edit] Hamadryad[edit] Dryads, like all nymphs, were supernaturally long-lived and tied to their homes, but some were a step beyond most nymphs.


These were the hamadryads who were an integral part of their trees, such that if the tree died, the hamadryad associated with it died as well. For these reasons, dryads and the Greek gods punished any mortals who harmed trees without first propitiating the tree-nymphs. Names[edit] Some of the individual dryads or hamadryads are: Other works[edit] Dryades Street is a major thoroughfare in the city of New Orleans, running parallel to the former Nyades Street (now St. See also[edit] References[edit] Sources[edit] Graves, Robert (1955). External links[edit] Six of America's Must See Trees! We at Eager Beaver believe that a road trip to see these six amazing US trees would be the perfect way to end the Summer!

Six of America's Must See Trees!

There's something magical about spending time in or around trees, but these six trees are beyond magical. 1) The Hyperion Tree is located in California's Redwood National Forrest and it is one of the world's largest trees. Due to it's protected status it's exact location is a secret. 2) South Carolina's Angel Oak Tree is believed to be over 1,500 years old! It's longest branch is 187 feet long. 3) In Kalaloch WA there is a tree known to locals as the Tree Root Cave. 4) In Washington state the story of how this tree came to grow in a tree is actually a funny one. 5) In Loggett, California you can drive through a Redwood tree!

6) To round out this crazy cool tree road trip is Seattle's Japanese Fire Tree. Image Search. Image Search. Image Search. Image Search.