A female water spirit from Germanic folklore who tries to lure people into the water. The male nix was often armed with a rock, which he uses to drag people down under the water.
The nixes and nixies represent the often treacherous nature of water.
The word comes from German Nixe, feminine of Nix (19th century).
- Bartelink, Dr. G.J.M. (1988). Prisma van de mythologie. Utrecht: Het Spectrum.