Mircea Eliade - Water
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Patterns in Comparative Religion – Mircea Eliade
All these traditions show very clearly the sacred importance and consecrating power of water. Both sovereignty and sanctity are the gifts of sea spirits; magico-religious power lies at the bottom of the sea and is given to the heroes by female beings – nagi, the 'princess smelling of fish' etc.