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According to Slavic folklore, a rusalka is the spirit of a young women who was murdered in or close to a lake or river. They appear as beautiful young women who try to lure men into the water, where they will drown them. AAccording to some legends, should a rusalka’s hair dry out, she will die. A rusalka’s fate can also be undone by avenging her death.

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Hiding. Kriegerinnen. Warrior. Mehr zu meinen Amazonen / More about my amazons: www.larasfedern.wordpress.com

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Gasping, Ihronn came up from unfamiliar waters, a forbidding and foreign shore in sight. He shivered and, looking down saw his nakedness transformed. He began to weep, heaving quietly in the waves. For the first time, he felt safe. (LH) #trans #fiction

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from io9

Gorgeous concept art of Pirates of the Caribbean 4's sultry mermaids

Gorgeous concept art of Pirates of the Caribbean's sultry mermaids

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from What an ART!!! - Graphic Arts Gallery

A Fantastic Depiction of 'Rusalka', A Mythical Water Spirit Who Kills Young Men - What an ART

Poland-based illustrator Kamil Jadczak has created a fantastical depiction of ‘Rusalka‘, a demonic water spirit in Slavic mythology who lure...

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Rusalka by Anna Vinogradova born 1975 Krasnodar, Russia

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"There was something a little feral, a little forbidden and freeing about being naked in nature. The sun warm on her skin, skin that had never seen the sun before. The breeze tickling places it had never so much as touched before . . . There was power in that . . . and beauty."--The Creaking Tree (Marquette)

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Children's Book Illustration by Rebecca Jones

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Recycled Dress Art from a collection of dresses made with drink-dyed, used teabags; alternative materials // Grace Robinson

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