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The power to use the abilities of Undine. Variation of Nymph Physiology and Faery Physiology.

Also Called

  • Ondine Physiology
  • Undine Mimicry

​Capabilities

User with this ability either is or can transform into an undine, elemental beings associated with water, first named in the alchemical writings of Paracelsus. Similar creatures are found in classical literature, particularly Ovid's Metamorphoses. Later writers developed the undine into a water nymph in its own right, and it continues to live in modern literature and art.

Their origins may also be traced back to ancient Greece wherein mythology cites a clan of nymphs called Oceanides who claimed the waters of the world as their home. These beings were the daughters of Titan and his wife Tethys. Their presence in the oceans was legendary among seafarers. Mostly beneficent, Oceanides would aid water-travelers in navigation and provide safe sea-ways.

In European lore, Undines are almost invariably depicted as being female, and are usually found in forest pools and waterfalls. The group contains many species, including nereides, limoniades, naiades and mermaids.

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