Acantha was a nymph and the spirit of the acanthus plant in Greek mythology. He and Apollo, the Sun god, loved each other deeply and had a long-standing affair. When Acantha died, Apollo turned him into an herb known for its love for sunlight. Acantha also had a sister, Acanthis. Upon the death of her brother, Acanthis was so distraught the other gods turned her into a thistle finch. ...more on Wikipedia about "Acantha"
A nymph in Greek mythology, Adamanthea helped raise the infant Zeus to hide him from his father, Cronus. Reacting to a prophesy from his mother Gaia that his own offspring would overthrow his supreme position in the pantheon, Cronus swallowed all of his children immediately after birth. Rhea, Zeus' mother and Cronus' wife, deceived Cronus by giving him a stone wrapped to look like a baby instead of Zeus, whom she instead gave to Adamanthea to nurse. Since Cronus ruled over the earth, the heavens and the sea, she hid him by dangling him on a rope from a tree, suspended between earth, sea and sky, and thus invisible to his father. ...more on Wikipedia about "Adamanthea"
In Greek mythology, Adrasteia (inescapable; also spelled Adrastia, Adrastea, Adrestea) was a nymph who was charged by Rhea to raise Zeus in secret to protect him from his father Cronus (Krónos). Adrasteia and her sister Ida, who also cared for the infant Zeus, were the daughters of Melisseus. The sisters fed the infant milk from the goat Amaltheia. The Korybantes, also known as the Curetes, who also watched over the child, kept Cronus from hearing him crying by beating their swords on their shields, drowning out the sound of the cries. ...more on Wikipedia about "Adrasteia"
In Roman mythology, Albunea was one of the Pegaeae, a nymph who lived in the sulfuric spring near Tivoli. ...more on Wikipedia about "Albunea"
In Greek mythology, Alseids were the nymphs of glens and groves. They liked to scare travelers. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alseid"
In Greek mythology, Amalthea ( Greek Αμαλθεια, "tender") is the most often mentioned among foster-mothers of Zeus. She is sometimes represented as the goat which suckled the infant-god in a cave in Mount Aigaion ("Goat Mountain") in Crete, sometimes as a goat-tending nymph of uncertain parentage (daughter of Oceanus, Haemonius, Olen, or Melisseus), who brought him up on the milk of a goat. In order that Cronus should not hear the wailing of the infant, Amalthea gathered about the cave the Kuretes or the Korybantes to dance and shout and clash their spears against their shields (Kerenyi 1951, p 94). ...more on Wikipedia about "Amalthea (mythology)"
In Roman mythology, Appias was one of the Crinaeae, a nymph who lived in the two fountains outside the temple to Venus Genitrix in the Roman Forum. ...more on Wikipedia about "Appias"
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The names of the species of the nymphs varied according to their natural abode. The Aulonaid (from the classical Greek αύλών; valley, ravine) was a nymph who could be found in the mountain pastures and vales, often in the company of Pan, the god of nature. Eurydice, for whom Orpheus traveled into dark Hades, was an Auloniad, and it is in the valley of the Thessalian river Pineios where she met her death at the hands of Aristaeus, son of the god Apollo and the nymph Cyrene, whose desire to ravage her led her to tread on a poisonous serpent. ...more on Wikipedia about "Auloniad"
In Greek mythology, Bateia can refer to several characters: ...more on Wikipedia about "Bateia"
In Greek mythology, Britomartis ("sweet maid", "good maiden", "sweet virgin") was a nymph (an Oread) also known as Aphaea and Diktynna. Britomartis was worshipped as the Minoan goddess of mountains and hunting. She was also associated with Potnia and Artemis. ...more on Wikipedia about "Britomartis"
In Greek and Roman mythology, Canens was the personification of song. She was a nymph from Latium. ...more on Wikipedia about "Canens (mythology)"
Carna refers to two distinct women from Roman mythology. The modern English word carnal is derived from this name. ...more on Wikipedia about "Carna"
In Greek mythology, Cassotis was the nymph (a Pegaea) who lived in the spring at the Oracle at Delphi, dedicated to Apollo; the spring was named for her. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cassotis"
Castalia, in Greek and Roman mythology was a nymph whom Apollo transformed into a fountain at Delphi, at the base of Mt. Parnassos, or at Mt Helicon. ...more on Wikipedia about "Castalia"
In Greek mythology, Chariclo was a nymph. With Chiron, she was the mother of Ocyrhoe. ...more on Wikipedia about "Chariclo"
In Greek mythology, Charybdis, or Kharybdis ("sucker down", Greek Χάρυβδις), is a sea monster, daughter of Poseidon and Gaia (mythology), who swallows huge amounts of water three times a day and then spouts it back out again, forming an enormous whirlpool. She lay on one side of a narrow channel of water. ...more on Wikipedia about "Charybdis"
In Greek mythology, Crataeis was a nymph. According to Homer's Odyssey, Circe tells Odysseus that Crataeis is the mother of Scylla, the sea monster. ...more on Wikipedia about "Crataeis"
In Greek mythology, the Crinaeae were a type of nymph associated with fountains. ...more on Wikipedia about "Crinaeae"
In Greek mythology, Cyane was a nymph who tried to prevent Hades from abducting Persephone. Upon failure, she dissolved away in tears and melted into her pool. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cyane"
In Greek mythology, Cynosura was a nymph (an Oread) on Mount Ida, Crete. According to some legends, she nursed Zeus when he was being hidden from his father, Cronus. In gratitude, Zeus placed her in the stars when she died. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cynosura"
> According to Greek myth Apollo chased the dryad Daphne ( Greek: Δάφνη, meaning "laurel"), daughter of Peneus. His infatuation was caused by an arrow from Eros, who was jealous because Apollo had made fun of his archery skills. Eros also claimed to be irritated by Apollo's singing. Daphne prayed to the river god Peneus to help her and he changed her into a Lauraceae tree, which became sacred to Apollo. See Ovid. Metamorphoses. Book I: 452-567. ...more on Wikipedia about "Daphne"
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In Greek mythology, Despina (Δεσποινα, "mistress" or "queen") was a nymph, the daughter of Poseidon and Demeter (e.g., in Pausanias 8.42.1). It was also used as an epithet for Aphrodite, Persephone and Demeter. ...more on Wikipedia about "Despina (mythology)"
Dryads are female tree spirits in Greek mythology. In Greek drys signifies 'oak,' from an Indo-European root *derew(o)- 'tree' or 'wood.' Thus dryads are specifically the nymphs of oak trees, though the term has come to be used for all tree nymphs in general. "Such deities are very much overshadowed by the divine figures defined through poetry and cult," Walter Burkert remarked of Greek nature deities (Burkert 1986, p174). ...more on Wikipedia about "Dryad"
In Greek mythology, Dynamene was a Nereid or sea- nymph, one of the 50 daughters of Nereus and Doris. She, along with her sister Pherusa were associated with the might and power of great ocean swells. Mentioned in Hesiod's Theogony. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dynamene"
In Greek mythology, Echo ( Greek Ἠχώ) was an Oread ( nymph) that loved her own voice. Zeus loved being with beautiful nymphs and visited them on earth often. Eventually, Zeus's wife, Hera, became suspicious, and came to Earth in an attempt catch Zeus with the nymphs. ...more on Wikipedia about "Echo (mythology)"
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