In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- During the Romantic period, most ballets told stories taken from ancient myths or dramas, with supernatural female creatures, such as sylphs, shades, and water nymphs, enjoying great popularity.
- The idea of the dragon / sylph gets explained more in the Rilleta chapter coming up.
- They are but one of the many hidden groups that still cling to the ancient ways of pure magic; that is, they are among one of many groups (which include elves, sylphs, sprites, fairies, etc.) that took part in inventing magic.
- Little surprise that was; sylphs led longer lives than humans, and usually kept their physical appearance throughout their lives.
- Wearing droopy tulle skirts and white corsets over T-shirts, she and her cast might be a group of actual sylphs or swans, forest spirits who are seen only out of the corner of your eye.
- I felt my heart leap in my chest as my eyes sought out a dripping wet sylph sitting in a corner.
- I want to say that was a sylph… but surely they all died or fled long ago, didn't they?
- Will she call on salamanders and sylphs as well, I wonder?
- Belloc said to the girl, ‘Why do you fear the sylph, Lily.’
- Under a colorless sky stained with clouds, ten sylphs dance in a ring.
- June was the result of a human and a sylph's love; her parents, like so many other human-nonhuman couples, had been killed for their love bond.
- Natalia Magnicaballi has the regal bearing of a queen, the spirit of a gypsy, and the soul of a sylph.
- The plots of many ballets were dominated by spirit women - sylphs, wilis, and ghosts - who enslaved the hearts and senses of mortal men and made it impossible for them to live happily in the real world.
- The emphasis in ballet was still on fairies, sylphs, and glorious processions.
- The 234-page tract is laced with watercolors of plants, astronomical drawings and naked sylphs, but it is the language that truly confounds scholars.
- ‘I will do as you say,’ said the sylph, and then spread her wings and swooped off across the little dale.
- If the encounters between scholars and sylphs, poets and naiads record the possibility of connection between two sentient beings, Badri also records the possibility of connection between the individual and the universe.
- The elements were inhabited by spirits - the air by sylphs, the water by nymphs or undines, the earth by gnomes, the fire by salamanders - and by many other spiritual or supernatural beings, such as syrens, nenuphar, lorins, etc.
- And why would an Azure dragon change into a sylph, anyway?
- ‘She is a sylph; a water-sprite,’ said Anest, who knew from experience to be direct and honest in his dealing with elves.
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