Autumn is the season of water and symbollically is associated with maturity and a quietening of the spirit. It is protected by the Ondine, a fairy like creature who makes its abode in pools and waterfalls.
These enchanting creatures are born with the gift of eternal life but do not possess a soul and can only acquire one by marrying a human and bearing his child. In exchange for a soul the ondine loses the gift of eternal life.
Read about 'Ondine's Curse' in the next blog.
Beneath the yew, beside the stream
Lies the land of long lost dreams,
Where through the mists of yesterday,
The lore of magic still holds sway.
Where naiads sing and ondines dance,
The human soul becomes entranced.
Beneath the yew, Beside the stream,
Lies the land Of long lost dreams
From 'Mrs Darley's Pagan Elements' by Carole Carlton