Monday, January 5, 2009

Hamadryads are Greek mythological beings that live in trees. Hamadryads are born bonded to a specific tree. If their tree died, the hamadryad associated with it died as well.  For this reason dryads and the gods punished any mortals who harmed trees. 


  1. Hi Kathrin, I followed the link from Paul's blog.

    I love your trees - your work is stunning.

    I always loved the dryads in the Narnia tales - it made perfect sense to me as a child that trees had spirits.

    Thanks for the link to the Sketching Trees guide - as someone who dabbles, trees have always been so hard to draw - I get lost in them sometimes - their complexity and yet such simplicity too.

    Cheers, Lynn Carlile, Ottawa

  2. How kind, Lynn, it is also good to be reminded how we share those whole associations from our childhood. I wasn't introduced to the Narnia series until I was 17 - I read them in India of all places. I was enchanted... and to think that trees give us the gift of our breath.

    all the best kathrin