If your fruit tree suddenly stops growing, or even worse, leaving you with nothing but rotten fruit the cause is simple…you have offended a dryad!
Dryads are commonly known as tree nymphs or spirits of trees that can be traced back to Greek mythology. However, most people don’t realize that there are many different types of Dryads – you’d best not call a Meliai nymph a Daphnaie, or vice versa!
In Greek, dryos means “tree”, meaning dryads are the nymphs of trees. The main types of dryads and the particular tree they reside in are:
Tree nymphs are very shy and will rarely show themselves to anyone who is not a trusted friend. Taking care of trees is greatly appreciated by the nymph who resides within it.
Have you heard of Dryads before? Did you know that Dryads are featured extensively throughout The Chronicles of Narnia?