Rusalki, in Slavic Mythology, are unquietly dead and generally inhabit watery places such as lakes and rivers, but come ashore during the night to cause trouble, especially to bachelors, singing them to their doom, just like selkies and mermaids.
So far, my rendition has not attracted any bachelors. I’ll keep at it.
- Song to the Moon (Rusalka), by Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904) (musiqdragonfly.wordpress.com)
- Rusalka at the Royal Opera House (intermezzo.typepad.com)