The beautiful princess Amberella fell in love with the Prince of the Sea and joined him in his underwater palace, abandoning human life for immortality. Sometimes she misses her old life, though, and has regrets. When she does, she sends gifts to those she left behind: pieces of amber.
Alternative versions of her myth are less happy. One version suggests that she was no human princess but the daughter of Perkunas, the Thunder Lord. He did not approve of her eloping with a sea spirit and sent a thunderbolt crashing down, destroying the prince’s castle, constructed from amber. Bits of that palace are still washing ashore.
Although amber is the product of trees, because it was often found tossed up by waves, it was associated with the sea. Amber is the vehicle with which to communicate with Amberella. She is a completely benevolent spirit and may be requested to assist with love (especially forbidden love), fertility, pregnancy, and relief from poverty.
In another legend, Amberella is no princess at all but the beautiful daughter of a poor fisherman, abducted by the Prince of the Sea. When she begs to see her family one last time, he carries her up to the surface of the waters but will not permit her to come closer. All she can do is throw pieces of precious amber to shore to Demonstrate her love. Now, whenever her husband causes tempestuous, destructive waves, she signals her compassion and sympathy through gifts of amber.
Amber is considered magically beneficial during pregnancy. Place amber jewellery on an altar dedicated to Amberella, requesting her blessings before you wear it.
Beautiful Amberella may have legs or a mermaid’s tail. She wears an amber crown and is bedecked with amber jewelry
Decorate her altar with sea treasures (shells, sea glass, small stones), as well as images of mermaids and sea creatures. Add amber to personalize it for her.
Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses– Written by :Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.