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Water spirit


A water spirit is a kind of supernatural being found in the myth and folklore of many cultures:

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African

Some of the water spirits in traditional African religion include:


  • Mami Wata is a transcultural pantheon of water spirits and deities of the African diaspora. For the many names associated with Mami Wata spirits and goddess, see Names of Mami Wata.
  • A jengu (plural miengu) is a water spirit and deity in the traditional beliefs of the Sawa ethnic groups of Cameroon.
  • Celtic

    In Celtic mythology:

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  • An Each uisge is a particularly dangerous "water horse" supposed to be found in Scotland; its Irish counterpart is the Aughisky.
  • A Kelpie is a less dangerous sort of water horse. There are many similar creatures by other names in the mythology including:
  • the tangie (Orkney and Shetland)
  • the nuggle also known as the shoopiltee or njogel (Shetland)
  • the cabbyl-ushtey (Isle of Man)
  • the Ceffyl Dŵr (Wales)
  • the capall uisge or the glashtin (Ireland)
  • Morgens, Morgans or Mari-Morgans are Welsh and Breton water spirits that drown men.
  • Germanic

    In Germanic mythology:

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  • The Neck (English) or the Nix/Nixe/Nyx (German) are shapeshifting water spirits who usually appear in human form.
  • The Undine or Ondine is a female water elemental (first appearing the alchemical works of Paracelsus).
  • Ancient Greek

    In Greek mythology:

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  • Naiads were nymphs who presided over fountains, wells, springs, streams, and brooks
  • Crinaeae (Κρηναῖαι) were a type of nymph associated with fountains
  • Limnades or Leimenides (Λιμνάδες / Λειμενίδες) were a type of naiad living in freshwater lakes.
  • Pegaeae (Πηγαῖαι) were a type of naiad that lived in springs.
  • Nereids were sea nymphs.
  • Sirens were bird-headed women living in the sea near a rocky island coastline.
  • Japanese

    In Japanese folklore:

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  • Kappa (河童, "river-child"), alternately called Kawatarō (川太郎, "river-boy") or Kawako (川子, "river-child"), are a type of water sprite.
  • A Hyōsube (ひょうすべ) is a hair-covered version of a Kappa.
  • Mesoamerican

    In Aztec belief:

  • Ahuizotl; a dog-like aquatic creature that drowned the unwary.
  • Oceanic

    In the mythology of Oceania:

  • Adaro were malevolent merman-like sea spirits found in the mythology of the Solomon Islands.
  • Roman

    In Roman mythology:

  • Camenae were goddesses of springs, wells and fountains, or water nymphs of Venus (mythology).
  • Slavic

    In Slavic mythology:

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  • A Vodyanoy (also wodnik, vodník, vodnik, vodenjak) is a male water spirit akin to the Germanic Neck.
  • A Rusalka (plural: rusalki) was a female ghost, water nymph, succubus or mermaid-like demon that dwelled in a waterway.
  • А Berehynia in ancient Ukrainian folklore is a goddess spirit that guarded the edges of waterways, while today it is used as a symbol for Ukrainian nationalism.
  • For potoplenyk, vila/wila/wili/veela, and vodianyk, see also Slavic fairies.
  • Thai

  • Phi Phraya (ผีพราย, พรายน้ำ), a female ghost living in the water.
  • Phi Thale (ผีทะเล), a spirit of the sea. It manifests itself in different ways, one of them being St. Elmo's fire, among other uncanny phenomenons experienced by sailors and fishermen while on boats.
  • References

    Water spirit Wikipedia


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