"The gods help those who help themselves" -Popular Ancient Greek motto
In Slavic mythology, water nymphs (rusalki) are anthropomorphic creatures without fish tail who lived at the bottom of rivers. In the middle of the night, they would walk out to the bank and dance in meadows. If they saw handsome men, they would fascinate them with songs and dancing, but if there are no men nearby, they would gladly play and entertain each other.
In some legends, their eyes shine like green fire, others describe them with extremely pale and translucent skin. Her hair is sometimes depicted as green or golden, and often perpetually wet. According to some legends, should the rusalka’s hair dry out, she will die.