Bio: Lorelei Aglaope

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Bio: Lorelei Aglaope

Post by Hiki » January 24th, 2012, 10:45 am

Name: Lorelei Aglaope
Age: 16
Gender: Female
Race: Nixe/Siren
Eyes: Brown
Skin: Slightly tanned
Hair: Long, dark brown, almost black
Weapon: None

Background: Though it is said that sirens were fated to live only until the mortals who heard their songs were able to pass by them, this was not entirely true. When mortals no longer heard the sirens’ songs, the sirens moved away, leaving their island abandoned and causing everyone to believe they perished. Instead the sirens went their own way and decided to live life how they wanted. They kept their existence a secret from the rest of the world so everyone still believes the sirens are no more.
Lorelei is the daughter of Aglaope’s great grand daughter and a nix. They decided to call her Lorelei, after a nixe which lured sailors to the reef because, in essence, that’s what sirens used to do as well.
Lorelei and her family used to live near the river, her father being a water-spirit and thus always feeling the urge to return to water, but when both her parents killed Lorelei decided to go live with her half-human, half-nixe aunt in Arias, who taught her how to fight and defend herself without having to use magic.
Being half-nixe and half-siren, Lorelei can shape shift and enchant people with her singing - the more human they are, the more effective it is. Lorelei’s favourite shape is a bird, so she is no longer grounded by her ancestors’ mistakes. Sometimes she uses her shape shifting abilities to grow large wings, making some people believe she is an angel. Her personality isn’t very angelic, though. Lorelei likes to mess with people’s heads every now and then and can be rather mean. People at school might think she’s anti-social, but in her neighbourhood she likes to help her elderly neighbour and babysits the kids when needed. She doesn’t have to rely on anyone and makes sure no one gets too close, always shielding herself from possible threats. Lorelei has a special love for flowers and likes to work in the garden. She would like to be an assassin when she grows up.

Additional information:
Keep in mind that the sirens, though they sing to mariners, are not sea-maidens. Nixe, however, are. When I say “no longer grounded by her ancestors’ mistakes” I refer to a story which tells us that the sirens lost their wings/feathers in a singing competition with the muses, but also a story which tells us Demeter cursed the sirens for not intervening when Persephone was taken.
Nix/Nixe are shape shifting water spirits, usually in human form. It is a spirit which has appeared in myths and legends in all Germanic peoples in Europe. Nix are the male counterparts of the female river mermaid, nixe.
Aglaope is one of the names given by the Greek to one of the sirens.
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