Sunday, August 30, 2015

Traversing that mythological realm between shore and sea

Face-to-Face with Nixie, the Shapeshifter
CC Jean Stimmell: 8/28/15

Wandering along a deserted section of Great Bay, imagine my surprise when I came face-to-face with the most amazing apparition. I discovered, after doing some research, that I had stumbled upon Nixie, a female German water-fairy. Though often described as human-shaped, Nixie is a shapeshifter and can assume any form, including that of an alluring horse.  Nixie comes on shore to dance with humans but she is not harmless: she can also use her music to lure people into the water so she can drown them. Nixie offers assistance to women in labor but also steals children and replace them with changelings. Thus, it pays to be on your toes when you traverse that mythological realm between shore and sea.
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