The origin of the naiada, the water nymphs of Azuria, as told by Persephonie Arelle in Story Magic.
Naidada: Daughters of Fate and Memory
In the first days, the branches of the world tree grew close and had not yet been drawn apart by the turning of the ages and the winds of time. The spirits whose imaginations would form the miracles of life through the years to come walked freely across the branches—the celestial canopy, the dark underland of the roots, and, at the world tree’s heart, the lands of Verdigris.
Before the titan of nature divided herself into three, separating Brightlands from Shadow, with their meeting place between, Ravenna, the goddess of memory, and her sister Cassandra, the goddess of fate, walked arm-in-arm across the planes of life.
They walked through dales and over mountains. Cassandra whispered glimpses of the future to the trees. Ravenna embedded memories in the earth.
But bonded as they were, the sisters longed for a place where their powers might unite, where memory and fate could blend as one.
The ocean called them to her shores, below a waterfall. The crystal clear water, carried by mountain streams, churned against the siren sea. Gulls cried high overhead.
This, the sisters knew, was where their gifts would be wed.
If you’d like to find out more about Persephonie’s people, the saudad, you can read about them here!
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