Dryad A Tree Nymph 🌿

 

A fifth in a series of portraits inspired by Goddesses of Ancient Mythology- Dryad

Dryad, also called hamadryad, in Greek mythology, a nymph or nature spirit who lives in trees and takes the form of a beautiful young woman.

They are very shy and non-violent so they are never more than a few feet away from their individual tree. Unless they are surprised, dryads can disappear by stepping into a tree They were the spirits of the oaks and pines, poplar and ash, apple and laurel. 

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