The Forest and Wood nymphs are referred to as Dryads or Hamadryads in Ancient Greek mythology. The Dryad wood nymphs were originally the spirits of oak trees (from the Greek word 'dryos' meaning “tree”) but but with the passing of time the name was later applied to all tree and wood nymphs. The Dryad wood nymphs were believed to be immortal and lived forever. The forest and wood nymphs referred to as Hamadryads were not immortal, these tree and wood nymphs who only lived as long as the trees they inhabited. The Hamadryads were born bonded to a particular tree.
This digitally altered artwork is derived from a photograph taken July 9/16 at “Joes’ Secret Garden”: https://joessecretgarden.blogspot.com/p/about-us.html in Cuenca, Ecuador, South America nestled in the Andes Mountains. Final processing done with Smart Photo Editor.
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June 27th, 2017
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