They were daughters of the Gigante Alcyoneus who were transformed by the gods into kingfishers. She was transformed into a pine tree as she fled the lascivious pursuit of the god Pan. She was an attendant of the goddess Britomartis. CHLORIS (Khloris) An Oceanid nymph of the mythical Islands of the Blessed in the River Oceanus. ORITHYIA (2) (Oreithyia) A nymph of Mount Lebanon in Phoenicia, west Asia. She was the wife of King Aeetes. CORONIS (2) (Koronis) One of the Nysiades, nymphs of the mythical Mount Nysa. OCYRHOE (6) (Ocyrhoe) One of the Oceanid nymphs. 6.419f.] EIDO A Haliad nymph daughter of the god Proteus. Oreads (in Greek ‘Oros’ means mountain): the nymphs inhabited in the mountains where there were springs. BATEIA A Naiad nymph of the town of Sparta in Lacedaemonia, southern Greece. In Ogygia, Calypso received the exhausted Greek hero Odysseus, who had left Troy after losing not only his ship but also all his comrades. INACHIDES (Inakhides) Naiads of the river Inachus and the springs of Argolis in the Peloponnese. "CYRENEAN" NYMPHS (Nymphai Kyrenaikai) Naiads of the Greek colony of Cyrene in Libya, North Africa. METIOCHE (Metiokhe) One of the Coronides nymphs of Boeotia in central Greece. They were probably a type of Oceanid nymph. LILAEA (Lilaia) The Naiad nymph of the town of Lilaea in Phocis, central Greece. SINOE An Oread nymph of Mount Sinoe in Arcadia, southern Greece. But Ulysses did not accept this generosity and was held captive on the island of Ogygia for seven years by the beautiful sea nymph Calypso. She was abducted from her father's mainland stream by Zeus in the shape of an eagle. Nymphs usually resemble the adults, but are smaller, lack fully developed wings, and are sexually immature. THYMBRIS A prophetic nymph of Arcadia in the Peloponnese. She was usually named Perseis. LIRIOPE A Naiad or Anthusa flower-nymph of Phocis in central Greece. TELESTO One of the Oceanid nymphs. PLEIONE The Oceanid nymph of Mount Cyllene in Arcadia. ARGIA An Oceanid and Naiad nymph of Argos, in southern Greece, who was the wife of the river-god Inachus. SCYLLA (Skylla) A Sicilian sea-nymph who was transformed into a monster by the witch Circe. PSALACANTHA (Psalakantha) A nymph of the island of Icaria in the Greek Aegean. She was wife of the wicked king Sisyphus. THELPUSA (Thelpousa) The Naiad nymph of the town of Thelpusa in Arcadia, southern Greece. EUROPA (1) (Europe) One of the Oceanid nymphs.
Many of the classes overlapped: for example, the Dryad nymph of a tree growing by a spring was also often the Naiad of the fountain. She was loved by the god Apollo and leapt into the sea to escape his pursuit. She was loved by the Trojan prince Bucolion. 23-1886). The following is a selection of names of the nymphs whose class was not specified in the source texts. OUPIS One of the Hyperborean nymphs, handmaidens of the goddess Artemis, from the mythical northern land of Hyperborea. She was transformed into a fountain by the god Dionysus after Amphion and Zethus had her killed by binding her to a wild bull.
GLAUCE (1) (Glauke) A Naiad nymph of Mount Lycaeus in Arcadia in the Peloponnesose. HERCYNA (Herkyna) The Naiad nymph of the River Hercyna near Lebadea in Boeotia, central Greece. A nymph (Greek: νύμφη, nýmphē [nýmpʰɛː]) in Greek mythology is a minor female nature deity typically associated with a particular location or landform. OCYRHOE (3) (Ocyrhoe) A Naiad nymph of Colchis at the eastern end of the Black Sea (modern Georgia) who was loved by the sun-god Helius. She was the wife of King Epaphus. She was the wife of King Arestor. Actually, they were so proud of their elegance and grace that they had forbidden from all the women on Earth to compete with them in these characteristics. They were the daughters of Nereus and Dorida, in total 50. TRITONIS The Haliad nymph of the salt-water lake Tritonis in Libya, north Africa.
She was the goddess of flowers and the wife of the west-wind Zephyrus. She gave birth to the Centaur Chiron. She was raped by the impious King Ixion and spawned the tribe of Centaurs.
They had the schools of fish, and other sea creatures in their keeping. CALLIPHAEIA (Kalliphaeia) One of the Ionides, Naiads of the healing springs of the River Cyterus in Elis in the Peloponnese. She was the wife of the tribe's first king Psyllus. TANAGRA The Naiad nymph of the town of Tanagra in Boeotia, central Greece. There is no single adopted classification that could be seen as canonical and exhaustive. OCYRHOE (4) (Ocyrhoe) A Naiad nymph of the River Caecus in Teuthrania, southern Mysia, Anatolia (modern Turkey). Her tree was the fig. METIS (1) An Oceanid nymph loved by the god Zeus. They were mothers of the Oread nymphs, Satyrs and Curetes. NACOLE (Nakole) The Naiad nymph of the town of Nacoleia in Phrygia, Anatolia (modern Turkey). She was the wife of the river-god Peneus. She was the mother of the poet Homer by Maion. She was the prophetess of Gaea at Delphi before Apollo seized the shrine. THYSA The Maenad nymph of the frenzied orgies of Dionysus. HAGNO The Oceanid Naiad nymph of a spring on Mount Lycaeus in Arcadia, southern Greece. She was the mother of the god Pan by Hermes. They transformed the Miletian princess Byblis into a spring. She was the wife of the Argive prince Thyestes. ASTEROPE (2) The Oceanid and Naiad nymph of the town of Acragas in Sicily, southern Italy. THISBE The Naiad nymph of the village of Thisbe in Boeotia, central Greece. They were nurses of the god Zeus. Here’s How to Prepare Your AC After the Pandemic, Wine Appreciation: Key Things to Know Before Popping That Bottle, What Women Should Know About Periods (That Most Probably Don’t Know), These Flowers Ideas Will Add Color, Warmth and Creativity to Your Parties & Events, How Plants Affect Your Mood, Spark Creativity and Improve Focus.
Nymphs were sometimes beloved by many and dwelt in specific areas related to the natural environment: e.g. A naiad painted by Luis Ricardo Falero (1892). PERO A Naiad nymph of the region of Sicyonia in southern Greece. IO A Naiad of the River Inachus in Argolis, southern Greece. Although the Greek Mythology stories are full of Nymphs and Nereids, there are some that stand out. BYBLIS The Naiad or Hamadryad nymph of the springs of the town of Byblis in Caria, Anatolia (modern Turkey).
She was perhaps the personified spirit of success. She gave birth to Athena within the belly of the god. HALIAE (Haliai) Nymphs of the sea, the sands, and the rocky shores. CORCYRA (Korkyra) The Naiad nymph of the main town of the island of Corcyra in central-western Greece. NEREIDS (Nereides) Fifty Haliad sea-nymphs. THEONOE A Haliad nymph daughter of the god Proteus. The ancient Greek poet Homer describes the journey of a legendary Greek king and hero of Ithaca, Odysseus, who is imprisoned on a mythical island where he lives with a beautiful nymph named Calypso. ORTYGIA The Naiad nymph of the sacred Ortygian grove near Ephesus in Lycia, Anatolia (modern Turkey). She was usually named Hecaerge.
Dryads: the nymphs of the forests and the lonely trees. They are often associated with the medieval romances or Renaissance literature of the elusive fairies or elves. They were responsible for the care of the plants and animals of their domain and as such were closely associated with the Olympian gods of nature such as Hermes, Dionysus, Artemis, Poseidon and Demeter. SYNALLASIS One of the Ionides, Naiads of the healing springs of the River Cytherus in Elis in the Peloponnese. She ravished the Theban youth Lapithaon. THEISOA The Oceanid and Naiad nymph of the springs of the town of Theisoa in Arcadia, southern Greece. She was a nurse and one of the first Bacchantes of the god Dionysus.
METHONE (1) The Naiad nymph of the town of Methone in Pieria, Macedonia, northern Greece. She was the goddess of calm seas.
NEPHELE (2) A nymph of Athamantia in Boeotia, central Greece. EURYNOME (1) One of the Oceanids.
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