From Greek mythology, a type of Nymph. A lesser female divinity or spirit of nature, like a fairy. They live in forests and water, and appear as young beautiful maidens who are fond of music and dancing. The types of Nymphs are: Crenids - Springs; Dryads and Hamadryads - Oak trees; Epipotamides - Rivers; Limnades - Lakes, marshes, swamps; Limoniades - Meadows of flowers; Meliae -Ash Trees; Naiads - Brooks, lakes and springs; Napaeae - Glens; Nereids - The Sea; Nyseides - Votaries of Dionysus; Oceanids - The Ocean; Oreads - Mountains; Potameides - Fountains, lakes, rivers and springs.
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