DescriptionTHE MELIAI (or Meliae) were Oread nymphs of the mountain ash, born to Gaea (the Earth) when she was impregnated by the blood of the castrated god Ouranos (Sky). They were the mothers of the third, Bronze Race, of mankind. Their sons were nursed on the sweet manna (Greek meli) of the ash (Greek melia), and crafted spears from the branches of their mothers' trees. They were an overly warlike race who incurred the wrath of Zeus and were destroyed in the floods of the Great Deluge. 'The Meliai were probably the same as the honey-nymph (meliai) nurses of the god Zeus, Ida and Adrasteia. The manna (meli) of the ash and the honey (meli) of bees were believed to be related, both being regarded as an ambrosial food fallen from heaven. In Hesiod's Theogony they were born alongside the Erinyes, avengers of the castration of Ouranos, and the Gigantes, who in Hesiod appear to be the Kourete-protectors of the infant Zeus. As children born of the castration, it would be appropriate that they and their brothers should play a role in the downfall of Kronos, perpetrator of the crime. They were probably also identified with the Hekaterides and Kabeirides, the sister-wives of the Kouretes, Daktyloi and Kabeiroi. Source: 'theoi.com':http://www.theoi.com
Kathleen Cameron Member Since December 2007 Artist Statement Primarily a digital artist and designer, I enjoy creating posters and prints from a eclectic variety of inspirations ranging from the sweet and serene to the devilish and disturbing. I like to look for an awkward perspective to present my ideas.
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