Deep, deep down in the murky depths of the ocean, you’ll find witches with webbed fingers and tentacles for legs. Beauties with gills that sing tantalizing words only heard when the bubbles reach the surface. These are sea witches, only found by creatures of the ocean and sailors not quite ready to meet their fate. They’re as powerful as Poseidon; casting their nets in search of sea dwellers that take the tides for granted. The daughters of Ran are the watchers of the waves; each of the nine possessing a portion of the sea that can sink ships and swallow men whole.
Part two of our elemental witch series, The Daughters of Rán is a semi instrumental mix that interprets the complexities of the sea and the witches that control the waves. There are nine songs for the nine daughters, each as intricate as the mystics themselves. “Cloudline” by Josephine seems to embody the essence of Bylgja, the one that uses the wind with the waves to coerce her prey further into the deep blue. While Florence and the Machine’s “Look What the Water Gave Me” describes what it’s like to be pulled under by Dröfn, the comber of the depths.
For the one’s who offer fake solace in the serenity of the sea. The witch who creates frothy white potions to fill a captain’s lungs. For those who can sweep a sailor off his feet and bury him with swelling waves. We seethe with red seafoam and cripple with the icy grip of the ocean’s depths. We tear ships from shores and raise the waves until land is but a dream.
For the Sea Witch.
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