The Dryad awaits and preys on young handsome travellers lost in the woods. The Dryad transforms into an enchanting but yet deadly beauty. The alluring Dryad will then use her powers to suck away the life force of her prey through her lips until they die, and extending her own youth and lifespan.
Dryads are tree nymphs in Greek mythology. In Greek drys signifies "oak", from an Indo-European root *derew(o)- "tree" or "wood". Thus dryads are specifically the nymphs of oak trees, though the term has come to be used for all tree nymphs in general. They were normally considered to be very shy creatures, except around the goddess Artemis, who was known to be a friend to most nymphs.