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

Also Called

  • Water Spirit Mimicry/Physiology
  • Ondine Mimicry/Physiology
  • Undine Mimicry

​Capabilities

User with this ability either is or can transform into a 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 Oceanus 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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​History

Undines /ˈʌndiːn, ʌnˈdiːn/ (or ondines) are a category of 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 through such adaptations as Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid" and the Undine of Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué.

Undines are almost invariably depicted as being female, and are usually found in forest pools and waterfalls. The group contains many species, including nereides, limnads, naiades and mermaids. Although resembling humans in form, they lack a human soul, so to achieve mortality they must acquire one by marrying a human. Such a union is not without risk for the man, because if he is unfaithful, then he is fated to die.

Elementals

Paracelsus believed that each of the four classical elements – earth, water, air and fire – is inhabited by different categories of elemental spirits, liminal creatures that share our world: gnomes, undines, sylphs and salamanders respectively. He describes these elementals as the "invisible, spiritual counterparts of visible Nature ... many resembling human beings in shape, and inhabiting worlds of their own, unknown to man because his undeveloped senses were incapable of functioning beyond the limitations of the grosser elements."

Information copied from Wikipedia: Undines

Known Users

  • Haliae (Greek Mythology)
    • Naiads
    • Nereids
    • Oceanids
    • Scylla
  • Undine (Mythology)
  • Undine (Megami Tensei)
  • Undine Summon Spirit (Tales series)
  • Guardian ÄRM, Undine (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Undines (Monster Girl Encyclopedia)
  • Undine (Pathfinders)
  • Undine (Unbreakable Machine-Doll)
  • Undyne (Undertale)
  • Undine (Undine)
  • Undine (Black Clover)

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