Dryads : nymphs of the trees

hello everyone :heart:

Lately, I was searching for information about fairies and I found dryads who are immortal spirits living in trees. they are living in every tree that is alive. I’ve heard that they have great knowledge. I want to connect with them but I don’t know-how. If you guys know how to do it and please let me know :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

And also what are you guys think about dryads??

Gayanuka :heart:

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I read what little I have on nymphs but there wasn’t anything about connecting to them. Sorry I couldn’t help, hopefully someone else can.

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Super interesting topic @wasantha!

It was believed that Dryads lived only as long as the trees they inhabited. both Nymphs and Dryads were companions of the god Pan, particularly in his aspect of Nature god. Here’s a simple spell to work with dryads:

Calling the Dryads :sparkles:

You can open your ritual by invoking the element Earth.

  1. Light a green candle representing spirits of Earth or greenery.

  2. Send loving thoughts to the Nature Spirits and ask them to join you.

  3. You might use an invocation such as:

“Awake you spirits of the forest green
Join me now
Let yourselves be seen”

  1. Sit quietly and just listen. Shortly you will sense the presence of the Dryads; often there are strange rustlings in the trees or vegetation. You may feel them as they brush past or play around you.

Invocation from The Ultimate Book of Spells by Pamela Ball

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I am going to try this today thank you so much :heart:

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Awesome question @wasantha- thanks for bringing it up! :blush:

While nymphs and dryads will take on unique qualities in various traditions, here in Poland nymphs are called “Wiła”- which many believe which were originally human girls who were turned into nymphs through various circumstances.

Regardless of how one became a Wiły, the descriptions of them are similar across cultures. They are beautiful young nymphs or fairies with long, often blonde, hair and often translucent or very little clothing. Singing, dancing, and hunting, they flew and rode both horse and stag through the woods to draw in young men. “Black” fairies were maleficent, often considered like the Greek sirens (not to be confused with the Slavic Sirin). Some men fell into their traps and were forced to dance (or be tickled) to death. These nymphs could also deter travelers with their arrows and steal babies, replacing them with changelings.

From Slavic Nymphs

There’s also a video with more information if you have an interest in nymphs as they appear in Slavic mythology!

Slavic nymphs seem to be more along the lines of trickster faeries or sirens- maybe not the kind of creature someone would be interested in working magick with :sweat_smile:

Perhaps the nymphs and dryads of other traditions are more along the lines of what you are looking for, but hopefully you found a bit about Slavic nymphs to be interesting! :blush:

Good luck and blessed be, Wasantha! :sparkles:

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thank you so much for your info :slightly_smiling_face:

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You’re very welcome, @wasantha- blessed be! :sparkles::blush:

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