The leannán sídhe is generally depicted as a beautiful muse, who offers inspiration to an artist in exchange for their love and devotion; however, this frequently results in madness for the artist, as well as premature death.[x]
Rusalki are fish-women, who lived at the bottom of rivers. In the middle of the night, they walk out onto the bank and dance in meadows. If they saw a handsome man, they would fascinate them with songs and dancing, mesmerize them, and then lead them away to the river floor to their death.
In Slavic lore especially, rusalka are “the spirits of girls who died ‘before their time’ and returned to live as spirit being in our world, near where they had once lived and died” [x]
Chang'e, originally known as Heng'e or Heng-o, is the Chinese Goddess of the Moon. Unlike many lunar deities in other cultures who personify the Moon, Chang'e only lives on the Moon.
Chang'e is the subject of several legends in Chinese Mythology, most of which incorporate several of the following elements: Houyi the Archer, a benevolent or malevolent emperor, an elixir of life, and of course, the Moon.