Greek Mythology

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

NYMPHS

Greek Nature Spirits

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
Limoniades — Meadow and Flower Nymphs
Maenads — Orgy Nymphs
Meliae — Ash Tree and Fruit Tree Nymphs
Nephelai — Cloud Nymphs
Nereids — Sea Nymphs
Naiads — River and Stream Nymphs
Oceanids — Sea Nymphs
Oreads — Mountain Pine Nymphs
Pleiades — Star Nymphs

Although some are the daughters of specific Gods, many of the Nymphs have no easily defined parentage. They frequently 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.

Nymphs Facts and Figures

Name: Nymphs
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: NYMPHAI

Gender: Female
Type: Spirits
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Nature
Area of expertise: Nature

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Article last revised on November 20, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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