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Salvador Dali, Tristan and Iseult, 1944

This is part 2 of post on the works of Salvador Dali. For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Salvador Dali see: Salvador Dali

Melusine flees after being discovered by her husband, but she returns to care for her infants  http://inpress.lib.uiowa.edu/feminae/DetailsPage.aspx?Feminae_ID=32648

is a figure of European legends and folklore, a feminine spirit of fresh waters in sacred springs and rivers. She is usually depicted as a woman who is a serpent or fish from the waist down (much like a mermaid).