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Ondine’s curse: You sleep, you die

Trisha Kesavan Tamil Nadu, India   Undine. Oil on canvas by John William Waterhouse, 1872. Via Wikimedia. Public domain. In the 16th century, philosopher Paracelsus wrote about undines as nymphs that gained souls by marrying humans.1 According to German mythology, Ondine or Undine was a water nymph (de la Motte Fouque’s version) who married a […]