Her hands clasping her beloved's neck, the undine wails: Why did I encounter you? Did you love me? Do the hearts of men change so readily? She receives no answer.
See Melancholy Undine.
Undines also called undina or ondines (from Latin Unda "a wave"), are elementals, enumerated as the water elementals in works of alchemy by Paracelsus. In folklore, undines are known as fairy-like creatures who are said to be able to gain a soul by marrying a man and bearing his child.
Artwork by Shuichi Wada.