Kore as Water Sprite

The prince thanking the Water sprite, from The Princess Nobody by Andrew Lang. US Public Domain via Wikimedia
The prince thanking the Water sprite, from The Princess Nobody by Andrew Lang- 1884 US Public Domain via Wikimedia

Carl Jung tells us that at times the kore may appear as water-sprite (CW 9i, para. 311). In the above painting, we see a prince talking to a water sprite.

The word sprite is derived from the Latin “spiritus” (spirit) [1]. A sprite is an imaginary creature of lore, an elf-like creatures or fairy like. As kore they are personifications of the feminine spirit in nature and of feminine innocence as an aspect of nature.

Reference:

  1. Wikipedia
  2. Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious, Collected Works Volume 9i by C. G. Jung
  3. A Tale of Fairyland (the Princess Nobody) by Andrew Lang, Richard Doyle

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