Gone were the fairies from the meadows, gone the dryads from the woods.
Their lives seemed linked to that of the trees, like those of Fauns or Dryads.
The Dryads were wood-nymphs who were supposed to watch over vegetation.
The Dryads were young and beautiful nymphs who were regarded as semi-goddesses.
Bird and beast people, if not the dryads, are frightened from the groves.