Melusine statue at the shop Invoke in SE Portland, Oregon. Several feet high. She might be for sale for the right price.
In ancient European myth, Melusine is a female, water spirit who dwells in sacred springs and rivers. Depicted as a woman, the lower half of her body is often shown as having two fish tails, not unlike a mermaid, only more suggestive of her actual sexual nature. It would seem to be rather difficult to have sex with a mermaid, but not so Melusine. Legends of Melusine are especially connected to the folklore and mythology of France and the three countries of the Lowlands, Nederland, Luxembourg and Belgium. Some even believe her to be the ancestor of the royal lines. As is so often the case, such erotic female beings have been reviled and demonized in patriarchal accounts or are depicted as being helpless victims of circumstance. An image of Melusine was part of the original Starbucks Coffee Logo but sadly over time she has been sanitized and neutered so as not to offend those who follow desert religions that worship gods who have no genitals. The goddesses and giantesses of our native European ancestors were powerful, inspiring, creative and sexual. I often feel a connection between the Muses of Greek mythology, daughters of Mnemosyne, goddess of memory and the Melusine of northern Europe. They also dwelt among the springs and rivers and inspired creativity. The spirit being of the Laguz rune loves to play in the presence of Melusine and make love to her. What has caused those of us with Northern European ancestry to forget our own stories, our own goddesses and our own spiritual heritage?