NYMPHSAlso known as NYMPHAI
Delightfully frolicsome Female Nature Spirits
These are beautiful young ladies who inhabit trees, rivers, fields and other pastoral places.
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.
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.
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 : 1098
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