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The Nymphai (or Nymphs in English) were minor nature goddesses which populated the cosmos. Although they were ranked below the gods, they were still invited to attend the assemblies of the gods on Olympos.

The Nymphai presided over various natural phenomena: from springs, to clouds, trees, caverns, meadows, and beaches. They were responsible chiefly for the care of the plants and animals of their domain, and as such were closely associated with the prime gods of nature such as Hermes, Dionysos, Artemis, Poseidon and Demeter.


THE CLASSES OF NYMPH

THYIAD NYMPHE

ANTHOUSAI Nymphs of flowers. They were probably the same as the Leimenides, a type of Okeanis.

AURAI, THE The nymphs of the cooling breezes. They were daughters of the wind-god Boreas, or Okeanos, the earth-encircling fresh-water stream.

BAKKHAI, THE The Bacchic nymphs, companions of Dionysos. They were also known as Thyiades.

BOUKOLAI, THE Bucolic or rustic nymphs. Another name for the Epimelides.

DRYADES, THE The nymphs of trees and forests. Some of them had their life force bound to that of a specific tree, usually the loftiest in a forest, or one in a sacred grove of the gods. Dryades of mountain pines were known as Oreiades, those of ash-trees were called Meliai, Hamadryades were of the oaks, and Meliades of fruit-trees.

EPIMELIDES, THE (or Epimeliades) Nymphs of highland pasture, the protectresses of sheep-flocks. They were perhaps numbered amongst the Okeanides.

HALIAI, THE Nymphs of the sea, the sands, and the rocky shores. They had the schools of fish, and other sea creatures in their keeping. The most famous of them were the fifty Nereides.

HAMADRYADES, THE Oak-tree Dryades whose life force was bound to that of a particular tree.

HELEIONOMAI, THE Naiad nymphs of fresh-water marshes and wetlands.

KRENAIAI, THE Naiad nymphs of wells and fountains.

LAMPADES, THE Torch-bearing nymphs of the underworld. They probably belonged to the train of the goddesses of the Eleusinian Mysteries, Persephone and Hekate.

LEIMENIDES, THE Nymphs of the water-meadows - pastures thick with lush grass and flowers. They were probably a type of Okeanis Nymphe.

LIMNATIDES, THE Naiad nymphs of lakes.

MAINADES, THE The crazed nymphs. Another name for the Thyiades, nymphs in the retinue of Dionysos.

MELIADES, THE Another name for Epimelides.

MELIAI, THE Nymphs of honey, bees and honeydew (manna). They were also Dryades of the mountain ash.

MELISSAI, THE Honey nymphs, another name for the Meliai.

NAIADES, THE Nymphs of the sources of fresh-water: springs, fountains, streams, rivers, and lakes. They were usually called daughters of Okeanos and the River-Gods.

NEPHELAI, THE Nymphs of the clouds. They were usually numbered amongst the Okeanides.

NEREIDES, THE Fifty Haliai (sea) nymphs.

NYMPHAI, THE Minor goddesses or daimonaissai (spirits) of nature. Many of the classes overlapped: for example, the Dryad nymphe of a tree growing by a spring was also often the Naiad of the fountain.

OREIADES, THE Nymphs of the mountains. They were Dryad nymphs, whose life force was closely tied to that of a lofty mountain pine or fir.

OKEANIDES, THE Nymphs who presided over the sources of fresh water: both earthly, the streams and fountains, and heavenly, moist breezes and rain-clouds. They were daughers of Okeanos, the earth-encircling fresh-water stream, and sisters of the River-Gods.

PEGAIAI, THE Naiad nymphs of springs.

POTAMEIDES, THE Nymphs of the rivers. They were a type of Naiad.

THYIADES, THE Wild, orgiastic nymphs in the train of the god Dionysos. They were also known as Mainades, and Bakkhai and Bakkhantes. The Thyiad troupe consisted of a mixture of Dryad and Naiad nymphs.


INDIVIDUAL & GROUPS OF NYMPHAI

ABA The Naias Nymphe of the town of Ergiske in Kikonia, Thrake (north of Greece). She was loved by the god Poseidon.

ABARBAREE A Naias Nymphe of the River Aisepos in the Troad, Anatolia (modern Turkey). She was loved by the Trojan prince Boukolion.

ADMETE One of the Nymphai Okeanides.

ADRASTEIA One of the Nymphai of Mount Ida on the island of Krete in the Greek Aegean. She a nurse of the god Zeus.

AETHERIE One of the Nymphai Heliades who were transformed into an amber-weeping poplar trees.

AGANIPPE The Naias Nymphe of the spring of Aganippe on Mount Helikon in Boiotia, central Greece. Her waters were sacred to the Mousai (Muses).

AGAUE One of the fifty Nereides.

AIA The Naias Nymphe of the town of Aia (or Kolkhis) near the Kaukasos Mountains, easternmost Europe. She was loved the river-god Phasis.

"AIAIAI" NYMPHAI, THE Naiades and Dryades of the mythical island of Aiaia. They were handmaidens of the goddess Kirke.

"AIGAIIDES", THE Naiades of the River Aigaios of the mythical island of the Phaiakians. The island was sometimes identified with Greek Korkyra.

AIGEIROS One of the eight Nymphai Hamadryades. Her tree was the black poplar.

AIGINA The Naias Nymphe of the town of Aigina, on Aigina Island in southern Greece. She was abducted from her father's mainland stream by Zeus in the shape of an eagle.

AIGLE (1) The Nymphe mother of the Kharites by the sun-god Helios. She was probably one of the Okeanides.

AIGLE (2) One of the Nymphai Heliades who were transformed into an amber-weeping poplar trees.

AISEPIDES, THE Naiades of the River Aisepos in the Troad, Anatolia (modern Turkey).

AITHOUSA A Nymphe daughter of Poseidon and the Pleias Alkyone.

AITHRE The Okeanis Nymphe wife of the Titan Atlas. She was usually named Pleione.

DAPHNE

AIX (1) The Nymphe wife of the god Pan. She was also seduced by Zeus.

AIX (2) One of the Nymphai of Mount Ida on the island of Krete in the Greek Aegean. She was a nurse of the god Zeus. Aix was usually called Amaltheia and described as a goat.

AKASTE One of the Nymphai Okeanides.

AKHEIA One of the Nymphai Hyperboreiai, handmaidens of the goddess Artemis from the mythical Northern land of Hyperborea. She was usually named Hekaerge.

AKHELOIDES, THE Naiades of the River Akheloios in Anatolia, central Greece.

AKRAIA One of the three Asterionides, Nymphai of the River Asterion in Argos, the Peloponnesos, southern Greece. She was a nurse of the goddess Hera.

AKTAIE One of the fifty Nereides.

ALEXIRHOE A Naias Nymphe of the springs of the River Grenikos on Mount Ida in the Troad, Anatolia (modern Turkey). She was loved by King Priamos of Troy.

ALKE A Naias Nymphe of the River Sagggarios in Phrygia, Anatolia (modern Turkey).

ALKINOE A Naias Nymphe of Mount Lykaios in Arkadia, the Peloponnesos, central Greece. She was one of nine Arkadian nurses of the god Zeus.

ALKIPPE One of the Nymphai Alkyonides.

ALKYONE The Pleias Star Nymphe of Boiotia, central Greece. She was loved by the god Poseidon.

ALKYONIDES, THE Seven Nymphai of the Thrakian Khersonese (modern north Greece). They were daughters of the Gigante Alkyoneus who were transformed by the gods into kingfishers.

ALTHAIA One of the Nymphai of Mount Ida on the island of Krete in the Greek Aegean. She a nurse of the god Zeus. Althaia was usually named Amaltheia and described as a goat.

AMALTHEIA One of the Nymphai of Mount Ida on the island of Krete in the Greek Aegean. She a nurse of the god Zeus. Amaltheia was usually described as the milk-providing goat of the nurses, rather than a Nymphe herself.

AMATHEIA One of the fifty Nereides.

AMBROSIA (1) One of the Nysiades, Nymphai of the mythical Mount Nysa. She was a nurse and one of the first Bakkhantes of the god Dionysos.

AMBROSIA (2) One of the five Star Nymphai of the constellation Hyades. She was a nurse of the god Dionysos.

AMNISIADES, THE Naiades of the River Amnisos on the island of Krete in the Greek Aegean. They were attendants of the goddess Artemis.

AMPELOS One of the eight Nymphai Hamadryades. Her plant was wild vine.

AMPHINOME One of the fifty Nereides.

AMPHIRO One of the Nymphai Okeanides.

AMPHITHOE One of the fifty Nereides.

AMPHITRITE One of the Nereides or Okeanides. She was the goddess queen of the sea.

AMYMONE One of the Danaides, and a Naias Nymphe of the spring of Amymone at Lerna, in Argos, southern Greece. She was loved by the god Poseidon.

ANIGRIDES, THE Naiades of the river Anigros in Elis, in the Peloponessos, southern Greece. Their springs were believed to cure skin diseases.

ANIPPE A Naias Nymphe of the River Nile in Egypt. She was loved by the god Poseidon.

ANKHINOE A Naias Nymphe of the River Nile in Egypt. She was the wife of the Egyptian King Belos.

ANKHIROE (1) The Naias Nymphe of the town of Megalopolis, in Arkadia, southern Greece.

ANKHIROE (2) The Naias Nymphe of the Psylloi tribe of Libya in North Africa. She was the wife of the tribe's first king Psyllos.

ANKHIROE (3) One of the Naiades of the River Erasinos in Argos, the Peloponnesos, southern Greece. She was an attendant of the goddess Britomartis.

ANTHE One of the Nymphai Alkyonides. She was the eponymous Nymphe of the town of Anthemos in the Thrakian Khersonesos (north of Greece).

ANTHEDON The Naias Nymphe of the town of Anthedon in Boiotia, central Greece.

ANTHRAKIA One of the Nymphai of Mount Lykaios in Arkadia, southern Greece, who nursed the god Zeus. She was probably an Oreias Nymphe.

ANTIOPE A Naias Nymphe of Mount Kithairon or the town of Thebes in Boiotia, central Greece. She was loved by the god Zeus.

APSEUDES One of the fifty Nereides.

ARETHOUSA The Naias Nymphe of a spring of the town of Syrakousa in Sikelia (Sicily), southern Italy. She was loved by the River-God Alpheios, who pursued her from her homeland in Greek Arkadia under the sea to the island of Sikelia.

NAIAD NYMPHE

ARGE One of the Nymphai Hyperboreiai, handmaidens of the goddess Artemis from the mythical Northern land of Hyperborea. She was usually named Hekaerge.

ARGIA An Okeanis Naias Nymphe of Argos in southern Greece. She was the wife of the river-god Inakhos. She was usually named Melia.

"ARGIA" NAIAS An unnamed Naias Nymphe of Mykenai in Argos, southern Greece. She was the wife of the Argive prince Thyestes.

ARGIOPE (1) A Naias Nymphe of Mount Parnassos in Phokis, central Greece and later of Pieria, in Makedonia, northern Greece. She was loved by the bard Philammon.

ARGIOPE (2) The Naias Nymphe of the town of Eleusis in Attika, southern Greece. She was the wife of the Eleusinian prince Brankhos.

ARGYRA A Halias or Naias Nymphe of the town of Argyra in Akhaia, southern Greece. She was loved by the hero Selemnos.

ARSINOE One of the Nysiades, Nymphai of the mythical Mount Nysa. She was a nurse and one of the first Bakkhantes of the god Dionysos.

"ARTEMISIAI" OKEANIDES, THE Sixty young Okeanides in the retinue of the goddess Artemis.

ASIE The Okeanis Nymphe of the Anatolian peninsular (modern Turkey) or the western half thereof. She was the wife of the Titan Iapetos or his son Prometheus.

ASKRE The Naias Nymphe of the town of Askra in Boiotia. She was loved by the god Poseidon.

ASOPIDES, THE Twelve or twenty Naiades of the River Asopos in Sikyonia and Boiotia, central and southern Greece. They were all abducted by gods.

ASOPIS The Naias Nymphe of the town of Asopis.

"ASTAKIDES", THE Naiades of Lake Astakos in Bithynia, Anatolia (modern Turkey).

ASTERIA (1) One of the Nymphai Alkyonides of the Thrakian Khersonessos (north of Greece).

ASTERA (2) A Star Nymphe daughter of the sun-god Helios. She was usually named Astris.

"ASTERIONIDES", THE Three Naiades of the River Asterion in Argos, the Peloponnesos, southern Greece. They were nurses of the goddess Hera.

ASTERODEIA The Naias Nymphe of a stream in the Kaukasos Mountains, east of Black Sea. She was loved by the Kolkhian king Aeetes.

ASTEROPE (1) A Naias Nymphe of the river Kebren in the Troad, Anatolia (modern Turkey). She was loved by prince Aisakos of Troy.

ASTEROPE (2) The Okeanis Naias Nymphe of the town of Akragas in Sikelia (Sicily), southern Italy. She was loved by the god Zeus.

ASTRIS A Star Nymphe daughter of the sun-god Helios. She was the wife of the Indian River-God Hydaspes.

ASTYOKHE A Naias Nymphe of the town of Troy in the Troad, Anatolia (modern Turkey). She was the wife of the Trojan King Erikhthonios.

ATLANTEIA A Hamadryas Nymphe of Libya in North Africa. She was one of the many wives of King Danaus.

ATLANTIDES, THE Nymphai daughters of the Titan Atlas, including the Pleiades, the Hyades, Maria and Kalypso.

AUTOMATE The Naias Nymphe of a spring in the town of Argos, southern Greece.

AUTONOE One of the fifty Nereides.

BALANOS One of the eight Nymphai Hamadryades. Her tree was the evergreen oak.

BATEIA A Naias Nymphe of the town of Sparta in Lakedaimonia, southern Greece. She was the wife of the Spartan King Oibalos.

BENTHESIKYME A Halias (Sea) Nymphe daughter of Poseidon. She was the wife of the Aithiopian King Enalos.

BEROE The Okeanis Nymphe of the town of Beruit in Phoinikia (modern Lebanon), west Asia. She was married to the god Poseidon.

BOLINA A Halias (Sea) or Naias Nymphe of the town of Bolina in Akhaia, southern Greece. She was loved by the god Apollon, and leapt into the sea to escape his pursuit.

BROMIE One of the Nysiades, Nymphai of the mythical Mount Nysa. She was a nurse and one of the first Bakkhantes of the god Dionysos.

BYBLIS The Naias or Hamadryas Nymphe of the springs of the town of Byblis in Karia, Anatolia (modern Turkey). She was born a mortal princess who was transformed into a spring by the Karian Naiades.

BYZE One of the Naiades of the River Erasinos in Argos, the Peloponnesos, southern Greece. She was an attendant of the goddess Britomartis.

DAEIRA The Okeanis Nymphe of the town of Eleusis in Attika, southern Greece. She was loved by the god Hermes.

DANAIS A Naias Nymphe of the town of Pisa in Elis, southern Greece. She was loved by the Elean King Pelops.

DAPHNE A Naias Nymphe of the River Ladon in Arkadia, southern Greece or River Peneios in Thessalia in the north. She was loved by the god Apollon who pursued her relentlessly, but she escaped his embrace by transforming into a laurel tree.

DAPHNIS An Oreias Nymphe of Mount Parnassos in Phokis, central Greece. She was the prophetess of Gaia at Delphoi before Apollon seized the shrine.

DAULIS The Naias Nymphe of the town of Daulis in Boiotia, central Greece.

DEINO A Naias Nymphe of the River Sperkheios in Malis, northern Greece. She was the wife of the River-God Sperkheios.

DELIADES, THE Naiades of the springs of the River Inopos on the island of Delos in the Greek Aegean.

DERKETIS A Naias Nymphe of (Mount Kithairon in) Boiotia, central Greece. She ravished the Theban youth Lapithaon.

DERO One of the fifty Nereides.

DEXAMENE One of the fifty Nereides.

DIOGENEIA A Naias Nymphe of Athens in Attika, southern Greece. She was the wife of the Athenian lord Phrasimos.

DIONE (1) One of the Okeanides. According to some she was the mother of Aphrodite by Zeus.

DIONE (2) A Star Nymphe of Mount Tmolos in Lydia, Anatolia (modern Turkey). She was the wife of the impious king Tantalos.

DIONE (3) One of the fifty Nereides.

DIOPATRE A Naias Nymphe of Mount Othrys in Malis, central Greece. She was loved by the god Poseidon who turned her sisters into poplar trees during the seduction.

DIOXIPPE One of the Nymphai Heliades who were transformed into an amber-weeping poplar trees.

DIRKE The Naias Nymphe of the spring Dirke on Mount Kithairon, in Boiotia, central Greece. She was transformed into a fountain by the god Dionysos after Amphion and Zethos had her killed by binding her to a wild bull.

DODONE The Okeanis Nymphe of the town of Dodona in Thesprotia, north-western Greece.

DODONIDES, THE Nymphai of the oracular shrine of Dodona.

DORIS (1) The Okeanis Nymphe wife of the sea-god Nereus and mother of the fifty Nereides. She was probably the goddess of the mixing of fresh water with the brine.

DORIS (2) One of the fifty Nereides.

DOTO One of the fifty Nereides.

DRIMO One of the Nymphai Alkyonides of the Thrakian Khersonessos (north of Greece).

DRYOPE A Hamadryas Naias Nymphe of Mount Oita in Malis, central Greece. She was originally a mortal princess who was seduced by Apollon disguised as a tortoise. Later the Hamadryades of Mount Oita transformed her into a fellow Nymphe.

DYNAMENE One of the fifty Nereides.

EIDO A Halias (Sea) Nymphe daughter of the god Proteus. She was usually named Eidothea.

EIDOTHEA (1) A Halias (Sea) Nymphe daughter of the god Proteus.

EIDOTHEA (2) A Naias Oreias Nymphe of Mount Othrys in Malis, northern Greece who was loved by the god Poseidon.

EIDYIA The Okeanis Nymphe of the town of Kholkis in Aia at the eastern end of the Black Sea (modern Georgia). She was the wife of King Aeetes.

AIGINA

EIONE One of the fifty Nereides.

EKHO An Oreias Nymphe of Mount Helikon in Boiotia, central Greece and the goddess of echoes. Hera cursed her with the voice of mountain echoes as punishment for distracting her while her husband Zeus consorted with the Nymphai.

"ELEIAS" NAIAS The Naias Nymphe of the town of Elis in Elis, southern Greece. She was the wife of King Endymion.

ELEKTRA (1) The Okeanis Cloud Nymphe of the amber tinge of storm clouds illuminated by the returning sun. She was the wife of the sea-god Thaumas and mother of Iris the rainbow and the storm-wind Harpyiai.

ELEKTRA (2) The Pleias Star Nymphe of Mount Saon on the island of Samothrake in the Greek Aegean. She was loved by the god Zeus.

ENDEIS A Nymphe of Mount Pelion in Thessalia, northern Greece. She married Aiakos King of the southern Greek island of Aigina.

EPHYRA The Okeanis Nymphe of the town of Korinthos in Korinthia, southern Greece. She was the wife of the Titan Epimetheus.

ERASINIDES, THE Four Naiades of the River Erasinos in Argos, the Peloponnesos, southern Greece. They were attendants of the goddess Britomartis.

ERATO (1) A Dryas Nymphe of Mount Akakesion in Arkadia. She was a prophetess of the god Pan, and wife of King Arkas.

ERATO (2) One of the Nysiades, Nymphai of the mythical Mount Nysa. She was a nurse and one of the first Bakkhantes of the god Dionysos.

ERATO (3) One of the fifty Nereides.

ERIPHIA One of the Nysiades, Nymphai of the mythical Mount Nysa. She was a nurse and one of the first Bakkhantes of the god Dionysos.

EUADNE A Naias Nymphe of the town of Argos in the Argolis, southern Greece. She was the wife of the eponymous King Argos.

EUAGORE One of the fifty Nereides.

EUARNE One of the fifty Nereides.

EUBOIA (1) The Naias Nymphe of the town of Khalkis in Euboia, central Greece. She was loved by the god Poseidon who abducted her to the island.

EUBOIA (2) One of the three Asterionides, Nymphai of the River Asterion in Argos, the Peloponnesos, southern Greece. She was a nurse of the goddess Hera.

EUDORA (1) One of the five Star Nymphai of the constellation Hyades. She was a nurse of the god Dionysos.

EUDORA (2) One of the Nysiades, Nymphai of the mythical Mount Nysa. She was a nurse and one of the first Bakkhantes of the god Dionysos.

EUDORA (3) One of the Nymphai Okeanides.

EUDORA (4) One of the fifty Nereides.

EUKRANTE One of the fifty Nereides.

EULIMENE One of the fifty Nereides.

EUMOLPE One of the fifty Nereides.

EUNIKE One of the fifty Nereides.

EUPHEME A Naias Nymphe of Mount Helikon in Boiotia, central Greece. She was the nurse of the goddess Mousai, and a lover of the god Pan.

EUPOMPE One of the fifty Nereides.

EUROPE (1) One of the Nymphai Okeanides.

EUROPE (2) An Egyptian Naias Nymphe, daughter of the River Neilos (Nile). She was the mother of fifty daughters, the Danaides, by King Danaos.

EURYNOME (1) One of the Okeanides. She was the mother of the goddess Kharites by Zeus.

EURYNOME (2) One of the Okeanides. She was the wife of the Titan Ophion.

EURYRHOE A Naias Nymphe of the Egyptian river Neilos (Nile). She bore fifty sons, the Aigyptides, to King Aigyptos of Egypt.

GALATEIA

EUTHEMIA A Nymphe of the island of Kos in the Greek Aegean. She was struck down by the goddess Artemis.

GALATEIA One of the fifty Nymphai Nereides. She was wooed by the Kyklops Polyphemos, who slew her young lover Akis in a fit of jealousy.

GALAXAURA One of the Nymphai Okeanides.

GALENE One of the fifty Nymphai Nereides. She was the goddess of calm seas.

GARGAPHIE The Naias Nymphe of the Gargaphian spring of Plataia in Boiotia, central Greece. She was usually named Plataia.

GLAUKE (1) A Naias Nymphe of Mount Lykaios in Arkadia, the Peloponnesos, central Greece. She was one of nine Arkadian nurses of the god Zeus.

GLAUKE (2) One of the fifty Nereides.

GLAUKIA A Naias Nymphe of the River Skamandros in the Troad, Anatolia (modern Turkey). She was loved by the hero Deimakhos, a companion of Herakles.

GLAUKONOME One of the fifty Nereides.

GORGYRA A Nymphe of the underworld. She was the mother of the daimon Askalaphos by the infernal river Akheron.

HAGNO The Okeanis Naias Nymphe of a spring on Mount Lykaios in Arkadia, southern Greece. She was a nurse of the god Zeus.

HALIA (1) A Halias (Sea) Nymphe of the island of Rhodes in the Greek Aegean. She was loved by the god Poseidon, who after being raped by her own sons, threw herself into the sea.

HALIA (2) One of the fifty Nereides.

HALIMEDE One of the fifty Nereides.

HAMADRYAS The Dryas Nymphe of the oak tree. She was the mother of eight tree-specific Hamadryades by the forest-daimon Oxylos.

HAMADRYADES OTHREIDES, THE Eight Nymphai Dryades of Mount Othrys in Malis (nothern Greece). Each had a specific type of tree in her care.

HARMONIA A Naias Nymphe of the Akmonian wood in the land of the Amazones, in Anatolia (modern Turkey). She was loved by the god Ares, and bore him the first of the Amazon queens.

HARPINA The Naias Nymphe of the town of Pisa in Elis, southern Greece. She was loved by the god Ares.

HEGETORIA A Nymphe of the island of Rhodes. She was the wife of the Rhodian King Okhimos.

HEKAERGE One of the Nymphai Hyperboreiai, handmaidens of the goddess Artemis from the mythical northern land of Hyperborea.

HEKATERIDES, THE Five country Nymphai of the rustic dance. They were mothers of the Daimones Oreaides, Satyroi and Kouretes.

HELIADES, THE Seven Nymphai daughters of the sun-god Helios who were transformed into amber-weeping poplar trees following the death of the their brother Phaethon.

HELIE One of the Nymphai Heliades who were transformed into an amber-weeping poplar trees.

HELIKE One of the Nymphai of Mount Ida on the island of Krete in the Greek Aegean. She was a nurse of the god Zeus. Her original name was Ide, being renamed Helike when she was placed amongst the stars as the constellation Ursa Major.

HEROPHILOS A Nymphe daughter of Poseidon and Aphrodite.

HERKYNA The Naias Nymphe of the River Herkyna near Lebadeia in Boiotia, central Greece. She was a companion of the goddess Persephone.

HESIONE The Okeanis Nymphe wife of the Titan Prometheus. She was also named Pronoia.

HESPERIA A Naias Nymphe of the river Kebren in the Troad, Anatolia (modern Turkey). While being pursued by prince Aisakos of Troy, she stepped on a poisonous snake and died.

"HESPERIAI" NAIADES, THE Naiades of the mythical far northern river Eridanos.

HIEROMNEME A Naias Nymphe of Mount Ida in the Troad, Anatolia (modern Turkey). She was the wife of the Dardanian prince Assarakos.

HIMALIA A Nymphe of the island of Rhodes in the Greek Aegean. She was seduced by the god Zeus.

"HIMERIAI" NAIADES, THE Naiades of the hot-water springs of the town of Himera, in Sikelia (Sicily), Italia.

HIPPE An Argive Naias and goddess of the spring of Hippe.

HIPPO One of the Nymphai Okeanides.

HIPPONOE One of the fifty Nereides.

HIPPOTHOE One of the fifty Nereides.

HYADES, THE Five Star Nymphai of the constellation Hyades, whose teary risings marked the beginnning of the Greek rainy season. They were nurses of the god Dionysos.

HYALE One of the Okeanides in the retinue of the goddess Artemis.

HYDASPIDES, THE Naiades of the River Hydaspes in north-western Indian (modern Kashmir). They were nurses of the god Zagreus.

"HYDE" The Naias Nymphe of the town of Hyde (Sardis) in Lydia, Anatolia (modern Turkey). She was the wife of a local lord named Otrynteus.

"HYPERBOREIAI" NYMPHAI, THE Three Nymphai of the mythical northern land of Hyperborea who first travelled to the Greek island of the Delos with offerings for the goddess Artemis. They became her handmaidens.

HYPEREIA One of the Inakhides, she was the Naias Nymphe of a spring in the town of Argos, in the Peloponnesos, southern Greece.

ISMENE

IAIRA One of the fifty Nereides.

IAKHE One of the Nymphai Okeanides.

IANASSA One of the fifty Nereides.

IANEIRA (1) One of the Nymphai Okeanides.

IANEIRA (2) One of the fifty Nereides.

IANTHE One of the Nymphai Okeanides.

IASIS One of the Ionides, Naiades of the healing springs of the River Kytheros in Elis, the Peloponnesos, southern Greece.

IDAIA A Naias Nymphe of Mount Ida in the Troad, Anatolia (modern Turkey). She was the wife of the River-God Skamandros.

"IDAIAI" NYMPHAI, THE Two Nymphai of Mount Ida on the island of Krete in the Greek Aegean. They were nurses of the god Zeus, who were placed amongst the stars as the constellations Ursa Major and Minor.

IDE One of the Nymphai of Mount Ida on the island of Krete in the Greek Aegean. She was a nurse of the god Zeus.

IDOTHEA One of the Nymphai of Mount Ida on the island of Krete in the Greek Aegean. She was a nurse of the god Zeus.

IDYIA The Okeanis Nymphe of the town of Kholkis in Aia at the eastern end of the Black Sea (modern Georgia). She was the wife of King Aeetes.

INAKHIDES, THE Naiades of the river Inakhos and the springs of Argos in the Peloponnesos, southern Greece.

IO A Naias of the River Inakhos in Argos, southern Greece. She was loved by the god Zeus, who disguised her as a heifer to avoid discovery by the jealous Hera. The goddess saw through the foil, and plagued her with a gladfly, forcing her to wander as far as Egypt.

IONE One of the fifty Nereides.

IONIDES, THE Four Naiades of the springs of the River Kytheros in Elis, the Peloponnesos, southern Greece. Their waters were believed to cure aches and pains.

ISMENE (1) The Naias Nymphe of the Ismenian spring of Thebes, Boiotia, central Greece. She was the wife of the Argive King Argos. Her descendant Kadmos was the founder of the city of Thebes.

ISMENE (2) The Okeanis Naias Nymphe of the Ismenian spring of Thebes, in Boiotia, central Greece. She was loved by the god Apollon. Ismene was usually named Melia.

ISMENIS A Naias Nymphe of the River Ismenos of Boiotia, central Greece. She was loved by the god Pan.

"ITHAKIAI" NAIADES, THE Naiades of the springs of certain sacred caves on the island of Ithaka, in the Ionian Sea, central Greece.

IYNX An Oreias Nymphe of Boiotia, in central Greece. She seduced the god Zeus with the aide of magical love charms and as punishment for her presumption was transformed by Hera into a wryneck bird.

KABEIRIDES, THE Nymphai of the Mysteries of the island of Samothrake in the Greek Aegean.

KABEIRO A Halias (Sea) Nymphe of the island of Lemnos in the north Aegean. She was loved by the god Hephaistos.

KALIADNE A Naias Nymphe of the River Nile in Egypt, North Africa. She was one of the many wives of the Egyptian King Aigyptos.

KALLIANASSA One of the fifty Nereides.

KALLIANEIRA One of the fifty Nereides.

KALLIGENEIA A Nymphe of Eleusis in Attika, southern Greece. She was the nurse of the goddess Demeter and her daughter Persepone.

KALLIPHAEIA One of the Ionides, Naiades of the healing springs of the River Kytheros in Elis, the Peloponnesos, southern Greece.

KALLIRHOE (1) An Okeanis Nymphe of Erytheia, a mythical island in the Atlantic Ocean or kingdom of southern Iberia (modern Spain). She was the wife of the King or Gigante Khrysaor.

KALLIRHOE (2) A Naias Nymphe of Akarnania in central Greece. She was the wife of the hero Alkmaion and was also loved by Zeus.

KALLIRHOE (3) A Naias Nymphe of the town of Troy in the Troad, Anatolia (modern Turkey). She was the wife of the eponymous king Tros.

KALLIRHOE (4) A Naias or Okeanis Nymphe of Egypt in North Africa. She was loved by the River-God Neilos (Nile).

KALLISTE The Halias (Sea) Nymphe of the island of Kalliste in the Greek Aegean. She was given as a gift to the hero Euphemos by her father Triton.

KALLITHYIA A Naias Nymphe of the River Inakhos in Argos, southern Greece who was the first priestess of Hera. She was usually called Io.

KALYBE A rustic Nymphe of the Troad, Anatolia (modern Turkey). She was loved King Laomedon of Troy.

KALYPSO (1) The Goddess Nymphe of the mythical island of Ogygia. She loved the hero Odysseus who was marooned on her island.

KALYPSO (2) One of the Nymphai Okeanides.

KALYPSO (3) One of the fifty Nereides.

KAMARINA The Okeanis Nymphe of the town of Kamarina in Sikelia (Sicily), southern Italia.

KAPHEIRA An Okeanis Nymphe of the island of Rhodes in the Greek Aegean. She was the nurse of the god Poseidon.

"KARIAI" NAIADES, THE Naiades of the region of Karia in Anatolia (modern Turkey).

KARMENTIS A prophetic Arkadian Naias Nymphe loved by Apollon. She emigrated with her son Euenos to Latium.

KARYA One of the eight Nymphai Hamadryades. Her plant was the nut-tree: hazel, walnut and chestnut.

KASSOTIS The Naias Nymphe of the sacred Kastalian spring of the shrine of Delphoi, in Phokis, central Greece. She was usually named Kastalia.

KASTALIA The Naias Nymphe of the sacred Kastalian spring of the shrine of Delphoi, on Mount Parnassos, in Phokis, central Greece.

"KEIAI" NYMPHAI, THE Naiades of the springs and wells of the island of Keos in the Greek Aegean.

KELAINO A Pleias Star Nymphe of Boiotia, central Greece who was loved by the god Poseidon.

AURA NYMPHE

KELOUSE A Naias Nymphe of the region of Sikyonia in southern Greece. She bore Poseidon the lame River-God Asopos.

KEPHISIDES, THE Naiades of the River Kephisos in Boiotia, central Greece.

KERKEIS One of the Nymphai Okeanides.

KETO (1) An Okeanis Naias Nymphe of India loved by the god Poseidon.

KETO (2) One of the fifty Nereides.

KHALKIS The Naias Nymphe of the town of Khalkis in Euboia, central Greece. She was loved by the god Poseidon who abducted her to the island. She was usually named Euboia.

KHARIKLO (1) A Nymphe of Mount Pelion in Thessalia, northern Greece. She was the wife of the wise kentauros (centaur) Kheiron.

KHARIKLO (2) A Nymphe of Thebes in Boiotia, central Greece. She was the wife of the Spartos Eueres and a close friend of the goddess Athene, who was nevertheless forced to blind her son Teiresias.

KHELONE A lazy Oreias Nymphe of Mount Khelydorea in Arkadia, southern Greece. Hermes transformed her into a tortoise when she refused to attend the wedding of Zeus and Hera.

KHESIAS A Naias Nymphe of the island of Samos in the Greek Aegean. She was loved by the River-God Imbrasos.

"KHIAS" NAIAS (1) The Naias Nymphe of the town of Khios, on the island of Khios in the Greek Aegean. She was loved by the god Poseidon.

"KHIAS" NAIAS (2) The Naias Nymphe of the towns of Agelos and Melas on the island of Khios in the Greek Aegean. She was loved by the god Poseidon.

KHIONE (1) A Snow Nymphe of the region of Thrake, north of Greece. She was a daughter of Boreas, god of winter, loved by Poseidon. She cast their infant into the sea to avoid discovery.

KHIONE (2) A Snow Nymphe loved by the god Boreas.

KHIONE (3) A Naias Nymphe of the River Nile in Aigyptos (Egypt), North Africa. She was raped by a peasant and in grief cast snow down upon the desert.

KHLORIS An Okeanis Nymphe of the mythical Islands of the Blessed in the River Okeanos. She was the goddess of flowers, and the wife of the west-wind Zephyros.

KHRYSEIS One of the Nymphai Okeanides.

KHRYSOPELEIA A Nymphe of Arkadia, southern Greece. She was the wife of the eponymous king Arkas.

KISSEIS One of the Nysiades, Nymphai of the mythical Mount Nysa. She was a nurse and one of the first Bakkhantes of the god Dionysos.

KLAIA (1) An Oreais or Naias Nymphe of Mount Kalathion in Messenia, southern Greece.

KLAIA (2) One of the fifty Nereides.

KLEEIA One of the five Star Nymphai of the constellation Hyades.

KLEIDE One of the Naiades of Mount Drios on the island of Naxos in the Greek Aegean. She was a nurse of the god Dionysos.

KLEODORA A Naias Nymphe of Mount Parnassos in Phokis, central Greece who was loved by the god Poseidon.

KLEOKHAREIA A Naias Nymphe of the River Eurotas in Lakedaimonia, southern Greece. She was loved by the earth-born King Lelex.

KLEOMEDE A Naias Nymphe of the main town of Paionia (modern day Makedonia). She was the wife of the region's eponymous King Paion.

KLEONE The Naias Nymphe of the town of Kleonai in Argos, southern Greece.

KLONIE The Naias Nymphe of the town of Hyria in Boiotia, central Greece. She was the wife of King Hyrieus.

KLYMENE (1) The Okeanis wife of the Titan Iapetos. She was the mother of Prometheus and his Titan brothers. Klymene was the spirit of fame.

KLYMENE (2) An Okeanis Nymphe loved by the sun-god Helios.

KLYMENE (3) One of the fifty Nereides.

KLYTIE An Okeanis Nymphe loved by the sun-god Helios. She transformed into a sun-gazing heiotrope flower when he abandoned her.

KNOSSIA A Naias Nymphe of the town of Knossos of the island of Krete in the Greek Aegean. She was loved by King Menelaos of Sparta.

EKHO

KOKYTHIAI, THE Naiades of Haides and daughters of the underworld river Kokytos.

KOMBE A Nymphe of the island of Euboia. She was the wife of the mother of the Euboian Korybantes by Sokos.

KORKYRA The Naias Nymphe of the main town of the island of Korkyra in central western Greece. She was abducted to the island by the god Poseidon.

KORONIDES, THE Two Nymphai of Thebes in Boiotia, central Greece, who were transformed into comets.

KORONIS (1) One of the five Star Nymphai of the constellation Hyades. She was a nurse of the god Dionysos.

KORONIS (2) One of the Nysiades, Nymphai of the mythical Mount Nysa. She was a nurse and one of the first Bakkhantes of the god Dionysos.

KORONIS (3) One of the Naiades of Mount Drios on the island of Naxos in the Greek Aegean. She was a nurse of the god Dionysos.

KORYKIA The Naias Nymphe of the sacred Korykian cave at Delphoi, in Phokis, central Greece. She was loved by the god Apollon.

KORYKIAI NYMPHAI, THE Naiades of the sacred springs of the Korykian cave at Delphoi, in Phokis, central Greece.

KRANEIA One of the eight Nymphai Hamadryades. Her plant was the cherry tree.

KRANTO One of the fifty Nereides.

KREOUSA An Okeanis Naias Nymphe of (perhaps Lapithai in) Thessalia, northern Greece. She was the wife of the river-god Peneios.

KRETHEIS The Naias Nymphe of the town of Smyrna in Lydia, Anatolia (modern Turkey). She was the mother of the poet Homer by the River Meles.

KROKALE One of the Okeanides in the retinue of the goddess Artemis.

KYANE The Naias Nymphe of a spring in the town of Syrakousa, Sikelia (Sicily), in southern Italy.

KYANEE The Naias Nymphe of the town of Miletos in Karia, Anatolia (modern Turkey). She was the wife of Miletos, eponymous king of the town.

"KYDNIDES", THE Naiades of the River Kydnos in Kilikia, Anatolia (modern Turkey). They joined Dionysos in his war against the Indians.

KYLLENE A Naias or Oreias Nymphe of Mount Kyllene in Arkadia, southern Greece. She was the wife of King Pelasgos.

KYMATOLEGE A Halias (Sea) Nymphe of the waves. She was probably the same as Kymopoleia or Kymo.

KYMO One of the fifty Nereides.

KYMODOKE One of the fifty Nereides.

KYMOPOLEIA A Halias (Sea) Nymphe of the waves. She was a daughter or Poseidon and wife of the hundred-handed giant Briareus.

KYMOTHOE One of the fifty Nereides.

KYNOSOURA One of the Nymphai Idaiai of Mount Ida on the island of Krete in the Greek Aegean. She was a nurse of the god Zeus. Her original name was Adrasteia, being renamed Kynosoura when she was placed amongst the stars as the constellation Ursa Minor.

"KYPRIAI" NAIADES, THE Naiades of the island of Kypros in the eastern Meditteranean.

"KYRENAIKAI" NYMPHAI, THE Naiades of the Greek colony of Kyrene, in Libya, North Africa.

KYRENE (1) The Naias Nymphe of the Greek colony of Kyrene in Libya, North Africa. She was carried off to that country from Thessalia Greece by Apollon.

KYRENE (2) A Nymphe of Thrake (north of Greece), loved by the god Ares.

"KYRTONIAI" NYMPHAI, THE Naiades of the springs of the town of Kyrtones in Boiotia, central Greece.


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