Ceará the water naiad was said to reside far upstream a river in the deep forest. She did not approve of curious intruders, yet she preferred peaceful resolution whenever possible. The stirring duet of her harp and the babbling brook was usually sufficient, as its nostalgic chords would pierce their hearts and remind them of a place to which they should return.
Ceará is the name of one of the 27 states of Brazil and the name probably means turquoise or green waters.
In Greek mythology, the Naiads are a type of female spirit, or nymph, presiding over fountains, wells, springs, streams, brooks and other bodies of fresh water.