The images you'll see as you scroll down to the current text are all part of the story telling in my novel, Realms of Gold:Ritual to Romance.

Bianca Caldwell, pen name, Bianca Fiore, is a writer for an art magazine. In each of her monthly stories she describes an object used in ancient ritual.

Melusines Around The World

Melusine (or Melusina) is a figure of European legends and folkore, a feminine spirit of fresh waters in sacred springs and rivers.

Capital, Romanesque Church of  St-Pierre de Bessuéjouls   Mid Pyrennees, France  built at the end of the eleventh century.

(This is one of the earliest I've come across, The melusina in the mosaic floor at Otranto is later, 12th century.)