What do you see February 19/2019


The sailors look out in bemusement

Hardly believing their eyes, and it’s no wonder

These are not mermaids they had heard stories of

They are something entirely different and they are at a loss

And one of the older sailor asks them to step away from the porthole

Don’t you know the Naiads? he asks the spirit of the water, the nymphs of the sea

They will entice you, towards the deep waters mercilessly with their wiles

So stay back, and don’t make eye contact, lest their magic will turn

Your brain into a mush, controlling you to the extent that you will

Willingly step into the deep waters, regardless of you safety and life

They may look angelic but their tricks are evil bent on luring

You to a death to be feared by all men of the sea

As there is no death more horrible than

Drowning in the sea lusting

After these Naiads




Written in response to;

What do you see: February 19/2019

Hélène Valiant




22 thoughts on “What do you see February 19/2019

  1. Wonderful as usal!! In greek mythology Naides in conjunction with the goddess Artemis, were nurses of the young and the protectors of girls, overseeing their safe passage from child to adult. Apollon and the River-Gods were the complimentary guardians of boys.

    In myth many Naiades were the wives of kings and hold a prominent place in the royal genealogies. Others, such as the beautiful daughters of the River Asopos, were loved by the gods. They often gave their names to towns, cities and islands, and as such were surely regarded as the goddess-protectors of a settlement’s main water supply such as a spring, fountain, or well.

    Of the various types of Naiad, the Pegaiai (of Springs) and the Krinaiai (of Fountains) were the ones most often individualised and worshipped. Those whose waters were believed to possess some special property might even have proper shrines and cults. Examples of these include the Anigrides of Elis whose waters were believed to cure disease and the Nymphs of Mount Helikon and Delphoi whose springs were thought to be fonts of poetic and prophetic inspiration.

    Have a nice day Sadje!!!

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