Ancient Greek mythology Nymphs

Ancient Greek mythology Nymphs

The Nymphs (nymphai) were minor nature goddesses which populated the earth. Although they were ranked below the gods, they were still summoned to attend the assemblies of the gods on Olympus.

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

The male counterparts of the nymphs were the Satyrs, Panes, Potamoi and Tritons.

Aurae — Nymphs of the Breezes

Chloris — Goddess of flowers and a nymph

Daphne Naiad-nymph

Dryads — Nymphs of Trees

Hesperides — Nymphs of Sunsets

Naiads — Nymphs of Fresh-Water

Nereids — Nymphs of the Sea

Okeanides (Oceanids) — Goddess-nymphs

Satyrs — Fertility Spirits

Tritons — Sea Spirits