In Greek mythology this statue of a Dryad female centaur is wonderful for your home collection of statuary. The Dryads are female spirits of nature called nymphs, who preside over the groves and forests. Dryads are daughters of the Centaur. Dryads are tree nymphs that are capable of leaving their trees and assuming a physical body similar to human form. Each individual dryad is bound to a specific tree and if that tree dies, its dryad will die as well. Dryads are fond of dancing and often dance with fauns.