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Morwyn the Siren, an Undine, found herself lost on the lonely islands off the coast in the Irish Sea;

After following the Gulf Stream, thinking, mistakenly as it turned out, that it would take her to a warm sea, north of the Mare Nostrum.

She heard Gwyn, singing from her cottage window, over-looking the rocky coastline; and, joined her in the harmonies.

Together they sang every day; Both unable to reach the other; And, both alone and together.

Until, one day Morwyn didn’t hear Gwyn singing.

And, concerned for Gwyn, she pulled herself on to the shore, and stepped on to the land.

She soon found Gwyn’s last resting space, and exhausted fell on her grave.

Where Morwyn sang one last lament, as long as she had breath;

Until morning, when her dirge ended; and, she joined Gwyn, with the rosy, fingered dawn;

And, found her soul.

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Nota Bene:

This was made for the Lonely Lights Contest, hosted by Stewed-Tomatoes.

:iconstewed-tomatoes:

Guidelines: Open to your interpretation.

Required Stock: FREE STOCK, Candle Lamp, by mmp-stock [Denoted by an Asterisk *]

Due Date: November 30th, 2017

Video: MAX - Lights Down Low feat. gnash (Official Video)

My first entry was Better To Light A Candle.

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And, inspired by the Sirens Contest, sponsored by Spicy-Manips.

:iconspicy-manips:

Due Date: November 24th, 2017

Guidelines: Only photomanipulations; and, preferably not for multiple contests.

Sirens are sea-nymphs who bewitch sailors into shipwrecking on the rocky islands, where they make their home.

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Nota Bene:

Sea Nymphs, like other Elementals, only have a soul, if a human loves them.

Then, they lose their invulnerability; but, gain immortality.

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Thanks to all the Stock Artists, Group Administrators and others, without whom none of this would be possible.
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Resources:

Gwyn:

Lady Iliana 12, by PirateLotus-Stock

Morwyn:

Sleeping Nudie pack, by lockstock

Background:

Graveyard 5, by F-L-O-W-E-R-S

Other Resources:

* FREE STOCK, Candle Lamp, by mmp-stock *

* Church Candles png, by GRANNYSATTICSTOCK  *

Night Sky Texture,by DeviousRose

Cloth texture 2, by YsaeddaStock

KymsCave-Stock Animals 15, by KymsCave-Stock

Flame, by TinaLouiseUk

Candle Flame PNG STOCK, by KarahRobinson-Art

Big Lens And Optical Flare Collection, by daWIIZ

Candle PNG, by Jean52

Vintage Paper II TEXTURE PACK, by Knald

Texture 257, by Malleni-Stock

Texture 259, by Malleni-Stock

Software:

Autodesk-Sketchbook Pro and 7

PSE10- Photoshop Elements 10

Hardware:

Asus EP121B Eee Slate

Wacom Tablet

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Notes:

[1] Undines are elemental beings associated with water, first named in the alchemical writings of Paracelsus, and also found in Ovid's Metamorphoses.

There are many related kinds, such as nereideslimnadsnaiades , mermaids, and other similar beings.

Although, they resemble humans, they lack a soul.

And, can only gain an immortal soul, if a human loves them.

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[2] Sirens, in Greek mythology, are dangerous creatures, who lure nearby sailors with their enchanting voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their islands.

Sophocles says Phorcys the Sea God, was their father;[9] but, in other places they are usually said to be daughters of the river god Achelous,[10]  with one of the Muses.

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[3] Some of the Muses and their sisters are memorialized in the Asteroid Belt, seen in Ceres and The Asteroid Belt.

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Quotes:

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”

-Victor HugoWilliam Shakespeare (1864) Part I, Book II, Chapter IV [1]

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“And without music…. there is nothing...  For even the universe itself is… a certain harmony of sounds, and the very heavens revolve under the guidance of harmony.”

-Isidore of SevilleEtymologiae Bk. 3, ch. 17, sect. 1; p. 137. 

Translations from Ernest Brehaut, An Encyclopedist of the Dark Ages: Isidore of Seville (New York: B. Franklin, [1912] 1964). Bk. 3, ch. 17, sect. 1; p. 137.

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Love is the only bow on Life's dark cloud. It is the morning and the evening star. It shines upon the babe, and sheds its radiance on the quiet tomb.

It is the mother of art… It is the air and light of every heart — builder of every home, kindler of every fire on every hearth…

It fills the world with melody — for music is the voice of love.” 

-Robert G. Ingersoll, Orthodoxy (1884).

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Listening to:

Skott - Mermaid (Official Video)

Birdy - Wild Horses [Official]

sarah mclachlan - i will remember you

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Take Care of Each Other…

-Cat…

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Oh! WOW! so love it