Enchantress

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Enchantress may refer to:

  • Magician (paranormal), a magician, sorcerer, enchanter, wizard; sometimes called an enchantress, sorceress, or witch if female.
  • Seduction, the enticement of one person by another, called a seductress or enchantress when it is a beautiful and charismatic woman

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  • Enchantress Rocks, a small group of rocks lying off Elephant Point on the south side of western Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica

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  • Alkonost, a legendary bird in Slavic mythology, with the body of a bird with the head and chest of a woman
  • Gamayun, a prophetic bird of Russian folklore, a symbol of wisdom and knowledge, depicted as a large bird with a woman's head.
  • Huldra, in Scandinavian folklore, a stunningly beautiful woman with long hair; though from behind she is hollow like an old tree trunk and has an animal's tail
  • Lilith, in Jewish folklore, a woman or demon that appears in creation myths, according to one tradition, she left Adam because she refused to be subservient to him
  • Melusine, in European folklore, a feminine spirit of fresh waters in sacred springs and rivers, depicted as a woman who is a serpent or fish from the waist down
  • Mermaid, in Middle Eastern, Greek and British folklore, a legendary aquatic creature that is a woman above the waist and a fish below
  • Mohini, in Hindu mythology, the only female avatar of the god Vishnu, portrayed as a femme fatale, who maddens lovers, sometimes leading them to their doom
  • Naiad, in Greek mythology, a type of nymph who presided over fountains, wells, springs, streams, and brooks
  • Nereid, in Greek mythology, nymphs associated with freshwater streams and springs, could be dangerous to handsome men, as they were lustful and jealous
  • Oceanid, in Greek and Roman mythology, the three thousand daughters of the Titans Oceanus and Tethys, each was the patroness of a particular spring, river, sea, lake or pond
  • Ondine, in European folklore, water nymphs found in forest pools and waterfalls, could gain souls by marrying a man and bearing a child
  • Oshun, in Yoruba mythology, a goddess who reigns over love, intimacy, beauty, wealth and diplomacy, she is beneficent and kind, but has a terrible temper
  • Pincoya, in Chiloean mythology, a cheerful and sensual female water spirit of the Chilotan Seas that is of incomparable beauty and rises from the depths of the sea
  • Rusalka, in Slavic mythology, a female ghost, water nymph, succubus or mermaid-like demon that dwells in a waterway, sometimes luring handsome men to their deaths
  • Sihuanaba, in South American folklore, a woman cursed by a god, she first appears as a beautiful woman and lures men into gorges, then they see her true hideous form
  • Siren, in Greek mythology, three creatures portrayed as bird-women who lured sailors with their enchanting voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island
  • Sirin, Russian versions of the Sirens, portrayed with the head and chest of a beautiful woman and the body of a bird, usually an owl, later symbolized world harmony
  • Succubus, a female demon from medieval folklore who seduces men in their dreams to drain their energy, usually through intercourse, originally had a horrific appearance
  • Yuki-onna, in Japanese folklore, a spirit who appears on snowy nights as a tall, beautiful woman with long black hair and red lips, originally portrayed as evil

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