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  • n. Plural form of dryad.


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  • Indeed, if the Church did not teach them dogmatically, I would not believe them, or rather I would “believe” them as useful and important stories without sure historical basis, much as I “believe” St. Veronica wiped the face of Jesus or “believe” trees contain dryads or “believe” my collected dragon figurines come to life at night, have various adventures, and return to their places just as I’m getting up in the morning.

    How I Became a Sci Fi Catholic, Part 3

  • My family were akin to what you might call dryads, and we lived in the cedar forests of Lebanon.

    Shadow Chase

  • This story is based upon the old mythical belief that the trees are inhabited by guardian deities known as dryads, or hamadryads.

    Children's Literature A Textbook of Sources for Teachers and Teacher-Training Classes

  • Rhamathi exist in at least one whole tribe here, as do a number of shay, prigam, and fey races (mainly arshay, washay, satyrs, harpies, and dryads).

    The Codex Continual » Kharndam Guide: Twelvelands

  • Or worse, because I have some notion of the characteristics of different kinds of dwarfs and dryads.

    Barnstorming on an Invisible Segway

  • The dryads shifted closer, tightening the circle around Lily, Jake, and Tye.

    Enchanted Ivy

  • Lily saw that the dryads had fanned into a circle, hemming them in on all sides.

    Enchanted Ivy

  • In the distance, she spotted her grandmother, tall and unearthly, surrounded by the usual entourage of dryads.

    Enchanted Ivy

  • Shoulder to shoulder, the three of them faced the dryads.

    Enchanted Ivy

  • Soon, the leaves shook as if in a high-speed wind, and the dryads emerged.

    Enchanted Ivy


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