Undines are beings associated with the element of Water. In ancient lore they are recalled in the images of water nymphs and mermaids. Springs, streams, and wells are favored by Undines. Their traditional abodes were among marsh reeds and vegetation growing alongside rivers and lakes.
Undines are beautiful, emotional, and graceful Nature Spirits who dress themselves in greenish, sea colored garb that has both a shimmering consistency and a watery texture. In appearance they resemble humans, except for the Undines that inhabit the smaller ponds and streams who are of lesser stature. The different families of the water spirits are friendly, approachable, and predisposed not only to working with people, but, also more than willing to help them. Sociable and outgoing, the Undines can often be found riding the ocean waves or resting in ferny rock pools. Folklore is sprinkled with stories about human encounters with Undines like Mermaids, Mermen, Nymphs, and Oceanids.
Undines are seen as sensual and graceful in their movements, with very strong emotions. They are the most human and seductive of the four elemental types. They tend to be sympathetic and loving, and are most helpful in matters dealing with emotional issues, such as love and friendship, desire and lust.
Undines are ruled by Necksa. They are friendly toward humans and their presence has a strong influence on our emotional well-being. The moodiness of an individual can be traced to their elemental nature (such as when we say that a person is "all washed out"). Just as water can be beautiful in a fall or river, it can also be unattractive in a stagnant pool.
The activity of Undines is responsible for the vitality within all liquids - therefore they play a vital role in plant, animal, and human life. Undines appear to human most often in full human shape, as beautiful maidens.
Since their purpose is to direct the flow and course of the waters of the planet, they live in coral caves, fountains, lakes, marshlands, rivers, seas, waterfalls, and underneath lily pads. Besides caring for plants both above and below the surface of the water, the Undines are concerned with the movements of water and how they relate to human emotions and soul responses. They also are responsible for working with the fundamental quintessences and vital fluids of animals, humans, and plants.