Lady of the Lake Across Cultures

bb-1While there is only a single goddess of sacred springs and lakes in Celtic mythology, to the Native American Micmac there are many magical beings of water. They refer to these beings as the Sabawaelnu. They have many names including “The Halfway People” and “The Water People”. Resembling merfolk, they have an upper torso of a human and a fish tail for a lower body. The ability to control storms is the Sabawaelnu’s primary supernatural strength. This power signifies their power over life itself. Humans who treat them kindly find their lives enriched with good fortune. However, people who treat the Sabawaelnu rudely face dangerous storms, often resulting in the loss of their life. Children that are mistreated by their parents are taken by the Sabawaelnu to live underwater. In all, these magical beings are very powerful and are to be shown respect.

Source:

Conjure, Doc. “Sabawaelnu.” Sabawaelnu. N.p., 01 Jan. 1970. Web. 30 Nov. 2016.

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