I am the mother of furies, a ball of revenge. I right wrongs and wrong rights, break bonds and scatter matter. Nothing matters to me.
The last time I got released, I knocked a girl off a horse. She fell into the river. She was meant to drown in the stream, but instead she turned into a water lily. Don’t ask me how it happened. It must have had to do with her own nature.
The Whirlwind in The Water Lily, Blue Fairy Book. Painting by George Frederic Watts.