Voices of the Deep
This month's mythical creature of the month is the Siren. Now, this might seem like a stretch for some of you, but think of it astrologically and the major holiday associated with the month of February.
The majority of February is dominated by the astrological sign of the Water-Bearer, often depicted as a woman carrying jugs of water.
The Siren is associated with living in the water, is often depicted as a mermaid, and often lured sailors to their deaths with their beautiful songs. The allure of their voices was so strong that Odysseus's men would plug their ears with wax while Odysseus himself demanded to be tied to the mast so he could hear them. Even knowing the Sirens called to him to wreck the ship, he still couldn't help himself in wanting to reach these aquatic songstresses. Their allure was powerful.
Sirens don't appear in the Elemental Affinity series... yet. Mermaids do, however, make an appearance in Alliance, and they attempt to be alluring but it does not work on Alcander, our heroic Paladin.
A Sailor's Ruin by Anne Stokes (she also does some amazing things with dragons, you should definitely check out her artwork at www.annestokes.com).