fairytales 3 // Lethe

Part III of the Fairytales project was created during the same photoshoot as part I, the one with Persephone, at the same location and using almost the same props – we just added different accessories, removed the black body and interpreted differently the fabric’s characteristics. For this one we inspired ourselves at first from the legends of the beautiful mermaids, partly human, partly fish, however I’m a bit unsure on how to name this story.

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The thing is that this location with its dark red rocks, being the same as in Fairytales 1, makes me think of Hades’ underworld, the one from the Greek mythology, and not of a siren’s story. So I thought a nymph would be a better fit, therefore I looked up some descriptions and found Lethe, the spirit of the river with the same name, one of the 5 circling Hades and thought it’s a good fit.

So meet Lethe, the spirit of forgetfulness, oblivion. It is said that the souls had to drink from Lethe’s river to forget their past lives.

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Anyway, I am open to suggestions in regards to the name and character of this Fairytale. If you know any nice mermaid tale, let me know and I will consider it!

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Model: Maria Avila

MUA: Gloria del Hoyo

Assistant: Andra Oana J.

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