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Also known as NYMPHAI

Delightfully frolicsome Female Nature Spirits

These are beautiful young ladies who inhabit trees, rivers, fields and other pastoral places.

As guardians of nature, they protect the ecology of the countryside. And let's face it, GAIA needs all the help she can get. But they still find time to frolic.

Although, like angels, they are spiritual beings somewhat below Godly status, the NYMPHS are not immortal. They just live for a very long time. A Tree Nymph lives as long as her tree, and a River Nymph likewise.

Godchecker Good Nymph Guide
AURAI — Breezy Nymphs
DAPHNAIE — Laurel Tree Nymphs
DRYADS — Tree and Forest Nymphs
EPIMELIADS — Sheep Nymphs
HAMADRYADS — Oak Tree Nymphs
HESPERIDES — Golden Apple Tree Nymphs
HYDRIADS — Water and Sea Nymphs
LIMONIADS — Meadow and Flower Nymphs
MAENADS — Orgy Nymphs
MELIADS — Ash Tree and Fruit Tree Nymphs
NEREIDS — Sea Nymphs
NAIADS — River and Stream Nymphs
OCEANIDS — Cloud and Sea Nymphs
OREADS — Mountain Pine Nymphs
PLEIADES — Star Nymphs

Although some are the daughters of specific Gods, most of the NYMPHS have no easily defined parentage. They mostly seem to be young human ladies who have fallen into rivers or been accidentally slain by passing heroes. The Gods don't like all that beauty going to waste.

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Article last updated on 05 March 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Female
Type : Spiritual Being
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : NYMPHAI
Popularity index : 1852

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