Eliza Fegley - Working with Dryads
The Greeks believed that every tree had an elemental soul to go with it. In most cultures, the Dryads were always female. They are the nymphs of the forests and trees. They are the life and magic of the tree in which they live. When the tree dies, the Dryad dies with it. Dryads are known to bring harm or to curse those who harm her tree, making it wise to give thanks and to leave an offering when taking a branch or twig or leaf from a tree. They are said to especially live in willow trees but from my experience, there is a Dryad in nearly every tree. Most go unseen by us because we are not in tune with Nature and, often times, we simply do not believe.