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"Dryads" - by Janis Artino
Category: Paintings Collection: People
Style: Fantasy Medium: Watercolor
Color:
#CCBEA3 #CCCCCC #99855C #CCCCA3 #66583D #998F7A #665229 #999999

Dryads are tree nymphs in Greek Mythology. In Greek dry’s signifies "oak", from an Indo-European root "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," They were normally considered to be very shy creatures, except around the goddess Artemis, who was known to be a friend to most nymphs.
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.

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Janis Artino is willing to sell this fantastic piece of art.
  Dryads 800.00 USD (15.00 USD S&H)
28"L X 20"W - Original Artwork - Watercolor
Watercolor on 300lb Cold Press Paper


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Comments
Jan 1 2019 - 11:06 AM EST   By: Scott Cutler
Well done.
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