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Tonight’s mystical magical creature is the beautiful mysterious Dragonfly.
“With shimmering metallic colors and fleeting, daring flight, it is no wonder that dragonflies have been regarded as mysterious and magical. Dragonflies are ancient creatures and one of the earliest to appear in the fossil record. Early depictions of them have been found in Egypt and other locations worldwide.
In a number of cultures, dragonflies were associated with warriors because of their speed and quick, agile maneuvers. In Romanian folklore, the origin of the dragonfly was associated with the devil and black magic. The name dragonfly is believed to have come from the Romanian word drac, which has the dual meaning of “devil” and “dragon”. In one tale, it was referred to as the devil’s horse. In Portuguese lore, the dragonfly was called a witch’s horse. Likewise in Italy, dragonflies were linked with witches.
Also associated with shamans, the dragonfly itself is a shape-shifter. Most of its lifespan, which is more than a year, is spent in the realm of water in the nymph stage. When it is ready, the nymph emerges from the water at night under the protection of darkness to begin its transformation to the realm of air. When you see a dragonfly cruising through your backyard, take time to watch it. Let its movement and energy mesmerize and enchant you. Afterward, take time to ground and center your energy and jot down a few notes about what you felt or thought. Magically, call on the dragonfly for support in dream work, especially to interpret its meaning when seeking introspection, clarity, and truth. Of course, it is instrumental to both initiate and deal with change. Carry a picture of one when you need to bolster courage. Photo found via:google #Dragonfly#Dragonflies#magicalcreatures#enchanting#enchanted#folklore#ancient#wise#spiritual#spirituality#metaphysical#mundane#garden#creatures#gardencreatures#magicgarden#earthmagic#gaia#metallic#mysterious#moonlitmystique
Here is the uncensored version of this watercolor piece. I just love how the skin turned out I feel like breasts are so hard to shade properly, so I'm glad this turned out good.