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LIST OF WATER NYMPHS
HERITAGE AND PLACES THEY KEEP

Aba – a nymph of springs, wells or fountains in the town of Ergiske in Kikonia
Abarbarea – a Naiad nymph, daughter of the river god Aesepus
Acaste – a water nymph and one of the Oceanids
Acheloides – a nymph of the Achelous river
Actaea – the most beautiful of the Naiads
Admete – Oceanid, a companion of Persephone
Adrasteia – a water nymph, charged by Rhea with nurturing the infant Zeus
Aegaeides – Aegaeus river on the island of Scheria
Aegina – a water nymph of the island Aegina
Aegle – a nymph, daughter of Panopeus, beloved by Theseus
Aesepides – a nymph of the Aesepus river in Anatolia
Aethra – a nymph and one of the Oceanids
Aganippe – a Naiad of the fountain Aganippe
Aia – a nymph of the streams of the scenic village of Aia, Spain
Albunea – water nymph in Roman mythology
Alcinoe – a Naiad, and one of the nymphs of Mount Lykaios, Arkadia
Alexirhoe – daughter of the river god Grenikos
Alseids – nymphs living in the springs of rivers flowing seawards
Amaltheia – a goat-tending water nymph, daughter of Oceanus
Amathia – a Nereid sea nymph, helpful towards sailors fighting perilous storms
Amnisiades – a nymph of the Amnisos river on the island of Crete
Amphinome – a of the sea’s bounty, literally “she of the surrounding pasture”
Amphiro – an Oceanid nymph indicated as “the surrounding flow”
Amphithoe – a Nereid sea nymph addressed as “she who moves swiftly around”
Amphitrite – a Nereid sea nymph, consort of Poseidon respected as “the third element”
Amymone – a Naiad nymph of the spring of Amymone at Lerna, Argolis
Anchirhoe – a Naiad nymph, daughter of the river-god Nilus
Anigrides – a nymph of the Anigros river in Elis
Anigrides – nymphs and daughters of the river god Anigros
Anippe – a Naiad Nymph of the River Nile in Egypt
Annaed – a Naiad water nymph respected for her great beauty and grace
Anthedon – a Naiad Nymph of the well or fountain of Anthedon, Boiotia
Anthracia – one of the nymphs that nursed infant Zeus
Appias – a nymph in Roman mythology
Apseudes – a sea nymph, one of the Nereids
Archidemia – a naiad belonging to the Pegaeae family and from the spring Archidemia
Arethusa – a nereid nymph who became a fountain
Argia – daughter of Oceanus and a water nymph of the Tiber River in Rome
Argyra – a nymph residing in a well in Achaia, southern Greece
Asia – nymph of the Asian region sister to Europa
Asopides – a nymph of the Asopus river in Sicyonia and Boeotia
Asopis – a nymph of the springs and stream of Metope near Stymphalos, Arkadia
Astakides – nymphs of Lake Astakos, Bithynia
Asterionides – a nymph of the Asterion river
Asterodia – the Naiad nymph of a gold-bearing stream of the Kaukasos mountains
Autonoe – a nymph of the River Nile and daughter of the Naiad nymph Polyxo
Bateia – a Naiad nymph who married King Oebalus of Sparta
Beroe – an Oceanid Nymph of the city of Beruit in Phoenicia (Lebanon)
Bistonis – a nymph in Greek mythology who gave birth to a son of Ares, god of war
Bolbe – a nymph of lake Thessalian
Byze – one of the Erasinides, nymphs of the Erasinos River in Argos
Byzia – a naiad said to have raised Byzas founder of Byzantium
Caliadne – a naiad nymph of the river Nile and a daughter of the river-god Nilus
Callianassa – a Nereid sea nymph and daughter of Nereus and Doris
Callianira – one of the Nereids, sea-nymphs in Greek mythology
Calliphaea – one of the three Ionides nymphs, a sisterhood of water nymphs
Callirrhoe – a naiad sea nymph and the daughter of Oceanus and Tethys
Calypso – a nymph in Greek mythology, who lived on the island of Ogygia
Camarina – an Oceanid nymph presiding over a fountain in Kamarina, Sicily
Capheira – an Oceanid nymph of the island of Rhodes, caring for the storm-clouds
Carian Naiades – Naiad nymphs of the springs and rivers of Karia, Anatolia
Castalia – a nymph transformed by Apollo into a fountain at Delphi
Cerceis – an Oceanid nymph, one of the 6000 daughters of Oceanus
Ceto – an Indian Oceanid Naiad nymph loved by the sun-god Helios
Chalcis – a Naiad nymph of a fresh-water spring of Khalkis on the island of Euboia
Charybdis – once a beautiful Naiad, converted into a sea monster and perilous whirlpool
Chryseis – one of the Oceanids, daughters of Oceanus and Tethys
Cleochareia – a Naiad, a river nymph, married to King Lelex of Laconia
Cleodora – a prophetic nymph of Mount Parnassos who divined by throwing pebbles
Cleone – a Naiad of the fountain of Kleonai and daughter of the river-god Asopos
Clio – a nymph and daughter of Oceanus not to be confused with the muse Clio
Clymene – a Nereid nymph, daughter of Nereus and Doris and wife of Iapetus
Clytia – a water nymph, daughter of Oceanus and Tethys and beloved of Apollo
Comaetho – a nymph who mingles her spring waters with those of the river god Cydnus
Corcyra – nymph and daughter of the Asopos river and Metope, beloved of Poseidon
Corycians – Naiad nymphs residing in the Corycian Cave of Mount Parnassos
Cranto – a Nereid sea nymph, one of the fifty daughters of Nereus and Doris
Creneis – a beautiful Nereid nymph who played with dolphins
Creusa – a Naiad nymph and daughter of Gaia. Jason divorced Medea to marry Creusa
Crinaeae – a group of Naiad nymphs associated with fountains or wells
Crocale – one of the younger Oceanids attendants of Artemis
Cyane – a Naiad nymph who failed to protect Persephone, her playmate against Hades
Cydippe – a Nereid sea nymph with whom Aristaeus had a failed love affair
Cydnides – a nymph of the river Cydnus in Cilicia
Cymatolege – a Haliad nymph, daughter of Poseidon and wife of storm-giant Briareos
Cymo – a Nereid nymph associated with the crabs of the sea
Cymodoce – a sea nymph and companion of Venus.
Cymothoe – a Nereid nymph who enjoyed the running waves
Cyrtonians – a group residing in the springs of the town Cyrtones in Boeotia
Daira – a nymph and mother of Eleusis by Hermes
Daphne – a Naiad nymph of the river Peneios in Thessalia, transformed into a laurel tree
Deiopea – a sea nymph Juno promised as wife to Aeolus if he would unleash his winds
Deliades – daughters of Inopus god of the river Inopus on the island of Delos
Dero – a Nereid sea nymph, born of Nereus and Doris
Dexamene – a sea nymph and receiver of prayer and sacrifice
Diogeneia – the Naiad nymph of a fountain of the city of Athens in Attika
Dione – a water nymph, daughter of Atlas and the wife of the Lydian king Tantalos
Diopatra – a Naiad Nymph of a spring of the river Sperkheios on Mount Othrys
Dirce – a God transformed into a spring Naiad nymph of the town of Thebes in Boiotia
Dodone – an Oceanid Nymph of the town and oracular shrine of Dodona in Thesprotia
Doris – a nymph and wife of the sea god Nereus, the mother of the Nereides
Doto – the Nereid of granting safe voyage or generous catch. Her shrine was in Gabala.
Drosera – a naiad. She was one of the three ancestors of the Tyrians
Drymo – a sea nymph, one of the attendants of queen Cyrene
Dynamene – a Nereid, who, with her sister Pherusa, controlled the great ocean swells
Echenais – a Naiad nymph who blinded Daphnis to the love of other women
Eidyia – an Oceanid nymph and wife of Aeetes, the mother of Medea
Eione – a Nereid nymph of the beach, said to have helped castaways
Electra – a water nymph and wife of Thaumas mother of Iris Arke and the Harpies
Eleionomae – a group of nymphs of the marshes who misled travelers with illusions
Ephyra – a fresh-water Naiad of the water supply in the town of Corinth
Erasinides – a group of four Naiads nymph of the Erasinos river in Argos
Euagoreis – an Oceanid nymph resigned to be older than the other nymphs
Euboea – a Naiad, daughter of the Boeotian river-god Asopus, abducted by Poseidon
Eucrante – a Nereid nymph responsible for successful voyages or fishing
Eudore – a Nereid sea nymph born of the union between Nereus and Doris
Eudora – the Nereid representing the fine gifts of the sea
Eulimene – a sea nymph who ensured good harborage for sailors
Eumolpe – a Nereid sea nymph, a fine singer and attendant upon Neptune
Euneica – a nymph dwelling in the spring of Pegae near the lake Askanios in Bithynia
Eunice – a sea nymph whose name means ‘good victory’
Eupompe – a sea nymph responsible for assisting and protecting sea goers
Europa – a sea nymph after whom Europe is named, daughter of Oceanus and Tethys
Eurynome – an Oceanid sea nymph represented by the statue of a mermaid
Evagore – a nereid nymph assigned with the duty of assembling other nymphs
Evarne – one of the Nereides, the ‘well-lambed’, caring for Poseidon
Galatea – a Sicilian nereid in love with Acis, her name indicates ‘she who is milk-white’
Galaxaure – a sea nymph and one of the three daughters of Oceanus and Thetys
Galene – a Nereid sea nymph and personification of the calm sea
Gargaphie – a Naiad nymph and one of the daughters of the river god Asopus
Glauce – the Nereid sea nymph of the ‘blue-grey’ waters who nursed the infant Zeus
Glauconome – a Nereid who achieved ‘mastery over the grey’ sea
Granicus – a group of nymphs of rivers and streams in Grenikos, Anatolia
Hagno – a Naiad nymph of a spring on Mount Lykaios, Arkadia and wet-nurse to Zeus
Halie – the Nereid nymph reponsible for seawater saturated and impregnated with salt
Halimede – The Nereid nymph of the bright garland, personified by the crab
Harpina – a Naiad nymph and daughter of Phliasian Asopus and of Metope
Heliades – daughters of Helios and Clymene the Oceanid, nymphs of the river Eridanos
Hesione – an Oceanid nymph and wife of Prometheus
Himerians – nymphs of the local springs at the town of Himera, Sicily
Hippo – an Oceanid nymph of streams or breezes – often likened to horses
Hipponoe – a Nereid nymph who knows about horses, that is, of the waves
Hippothoe – the Nereid of "the swift horses," that is, swift waves
Hyale – a nymph and one of the younger Oceanids, attendants of Artemis
Hydaspes – a Naiad nymph of the Hydaspides river, Pakistan
Hyperia – a Naiad nymph daughter of the river Inachus in southern Greece
Iaera – a sea nymph of the Mediterranean – the name Iaera means ‘nymph’
Iakhe – an Oceanid nymph and the ritual cry of joy in Eleusinian Mysteries
Ianassa – a powerful protectress and one of the Nereid sea nymphs
Ianeira – an Oceanid sea nymph, revered as goddess of the Ionian tribe of Greeks
Ianthe – nymph of violet rain clouds and partner of Persephone goddess of spring
Iasis – a healer and Ionid nymph of the river Cytherus in Elis
Idaea – a nymph of springs in Mount Ida, Anatolia, wife of the river god Scamander
Inachides – nymphs and daughters of King of Argos who became the river god Inachus
Io – a river nymph loved by the god Zeus who transformed her into a white female calf
Ionides – nymphs of springs in the river Cytherus believed to cure aches and pains
Iphianassa – a Nereid nymph who gave birth to a son Aetolus, who slew Apis
Ismene – a Naiad by the river-god Asopus who gave her name to blue berries at Thebes
Ithacians – residing in local springs and caves on island of Ithaca
Ithome – a water nymph from the Messenian hill who nursed and bathed the infant Zeus
Ladonides – nymphs of river Ladon who turned their sister Syrinx into reeds to flee Pan
Langia – a Naiad nymph of the fresh-water springs of the town of Nemea in Argolis
Laomedeia – a Nereid sea nymph after whom one of the moons of Jupiter was named
Lara – a Naiad nymph famous for both her beauty and the inability of keeping secrets
Leiagore – a Nereid sea nymph well known for of speaking to people
Leibethrides – nymphs of springs on mounts Helikon and Libethrios, judges of music
Lethe – nymph of Ameles potamos, the river of unmindfulness in Hades
Leucippe – an Oceanid who was with Persephone when she was kidnapped by Hades
Leucothoe – the ancient white goddess of the sea, transformed and recognized as nymph
Libethrides – Naiads and judges of musical contests between the Muses and Pierides
Ligeia – A siren and sea nymph in Greek and Roman mythology revered in poetry
Lilaea – a Naiad of a spring of the same name, daughter of the river god Cephissus
Limnades – a type of Naiad living in freshwater lakes, born from river or lake gods
Limnaee – daughter of Indian river god Ganges who kept beneath its crystal waters
Limnoria – a Nereid sea nymph after whom a small marine crustacean is named
Liriope – a Boeotian naiad, who gave birth to Narcissus by the the river-god Cephissus
Lycorias – a yellow-haired Nereid nymph, born to the sea gods Nereus and Doris
Lysianassa – the sea nymph of royal delivery after whom some crustaceans are named
Lysithea – an Oceanid sea nymph after whom one of the moons of Jupiter is named
Maera – a nereid nymph associated with the dog-star Seirios to bring midsummer heat
Magea – a Naiad nymph, daughter of river god Potamos keeping to the spring of Magea
Malis – a nymph dwelling in the spring of Pegae near lake Askanios in Bithynia
Melaina – a Naiad of the sacred springs of the Corycian cave of Mount Parnassus
Melia – an Oceanid nymph of the Ismenian spring of Thebes, loved by the god Apollon
Meliboea – a sea nymph beloved by the river-god Orontes who flooded the Syrian plain.
Melite – a Naiad nymph of Mount Melite, closely linked to the honey nymphe Makris
Melobosis – a sea nymph who as an Epimelid nymph cares for pastures and fruit trees
Memphis – a Naiad nymph of the well or fountain of the Egyptian city of Memphis
Menestho – an Oceanid nymph of full flowing streams and strongly blowing breezes
Menippe – a Naiad nymph of river Peneus whose son Phrastor was king of Tyrrhenia
Messeis – Naiad nymph of an Argive spring and daughter of the River Inachus
Metis – a nymph and goddess of wisdom, first spouse of Zeus
Metope – a nymph of the springs and stream of Metope near the town of Stymphalos
Milichie – a Naiad nymph of springs and wells on Italian islands and Sicily
Minthe – a Naiad associated with river Cocytus and dazzled by Hades’ golden chariot
Moria – a Naiad of river Hermos who revived her brother Tylos, slain by a dragon
Myrtoessa – a Naiad nymph of a well in the town of Megalopolis in Arkadia
Mysians – nymphs dwelling in the spring of Pegae near lake Askanios, Bithynia
Naiads – nymphs presiding over fountains wells springs streams and brooks
Nana – a Naiad nymph of the river Sangarius, accidentally impregnated by an almond.
Nausithoe – a Nereid sea nymph who cause ships to sail swiftly
Neaera – a sea nymph of the mythical island Thrinakia, beloved by the sun-god Helios
Neda – an Oceanid nymph of river Nedain in Arkadia who helped nurse the infant Zeus
Nemea – a Naiad nymph of springs of Nemea and daughter of the river-god Asopos
Nemertes – a sea nymph after whom a ribbon worm is named, born of Nereus and Doris
Neomeris – a Nereid sea nymph after whom the White-stem sausage seaweed is named
Nephele – a sea nymph of clouds who sent the golden-fleeced ram to save her children
Nereids – sea nymphs, godesses and beautiful maidens shown with dolphins or fish
Nesaea – a sea nymph who sold her soul to a great magician for greater beauty
Neso – a sea nymph who gave her name to one of the moons of the planet Neptune
Nicaea – a Naiad nymph and daughter of the river-god Sangarius and Cybele
Nomia – a Naiad who loved Daphnis and after whom the Nomian Mountains are named
Nycheia – dwelling in the spring of Pegae near the lake Askanios in Bithynia
Ceos nymphs – Naiad nymphs, children of Melia at the fountains of the island Ceos
Oceanids – nymphs and patronesses of the seas, springs rivers lakes ponds or pastures
Ocyrrhoe – a prophetic river nymph and daughter of the centaur Chiron
Oeroe – a water nymph, daughter of river Asopos who gave her name to the river Oeroe
Oinoe – a Naiad nymph on the island of Sicinus after whom oinos or ‘wine’ is named
Ornea – a Naiad nymph of the spring or well of the town of Orneai in Sikyonia
Orseis – nymph of a spring in Thessalia, and the mythical ancestor of the Greeks
Ortygia – a Naiad of the Ortygian grove at Ephesos who nursed the infant god Apollon
Ozomene – Another name for Elektra, the mother of the rainbow and the storm-wind
Pactolides – Naiad nymphs born of the river Paktolos in Anatolia
Pallas – a nymph of Lake Tritonis in Libya and a daughters of Triton, a Libyan sea-god
Panopeia – a Nereid nymph of the sea’s broad panorama, linked to the sighting of land
Pasithea – A Nereid nymph of good cheer and one of the three graces
Pasithoe – a sea nymph whose name as ‘swiftly’ is given to a far-away planet
Pegaeae – a group of naiad nymphs of the springs, daughters of the river gods Potamoi
Pegasis – a Naiad nymph with bright hair, daugter of the spring of the River Grenicus
Peirene – a Naiad nymph whose tears became a fountain at the gates of Corinth
Periboea – an Oceanid nymph and the mother of Aura, goddess of the breeze
Perseis – a sea nymph whose name means ‘to destroy’ and loved by the sun-god Helios
Petraea – an Oceanid sea nymph of the rocks, well respected by sailors
Phaino – an Oceanid nymph personified as appearing or shining of bright clouds
Pharmaceia – a nymph of a well with poisonous powers, near the river Ilissus, in Attica
Phaseides – Naiad nymphs of marshes and streams of the river Phasis on the Black Sea
Pherusa – a Nereid nymph who, as ‘she who carries,’ has power of great ocean swells
Phiale – a young Oceanid and attendant of Artemis who offers comfort as ‘water bowl’
Philodice – a Naiad nymph daughter of the river Inachus, the wife of a Messenian king
Philyra – an Oceanid nymph, goddess of perfume and writing who began paper making
Phrixa – personified as water ripples and one of the nymphs of Mount Lycaeus, Arkadia
Phyllodoce – A sea-nymph whose name is given to pink mountain heather of Canada
Pitane – Naiad nymph of the spring of the town of Pitane beloved by the god Poseidon
Plataia – a fresh-water nymph and one of the daughters of the river god Asopus
Pleione – an Oceanid nymph of Mount Cyllene who increased the number of animals
Plexaure – an Oceanid nymph of the ‘weaving breeze’  and linked to the wind nymphs
Plouto – a nymph born from Oceanus and Tethys and mother of Tantalus by Zeus
Polydora – a shapely Oceanid nymph who brings many gifts
Polynome – a Nereid sea nymph keeping to caverns and giving grazing to many animals
Polyphe – an Oceanid nymph given to clear thinking and mother of Athena by Poseidon
Polyxo – a Naiad nymph of the River Nile and one of the many wives of Prince Danaus
Pontomedusa – a Nereid sea nymph also known as the sea queen
Pontoporeia – a nymph of the Mediterranean sea born of Nereius and Doris
Potameides – nymphs of rivers who generally carry the name of the river they inhabit
Poulunoe – a Nereid sea nymph known for her acumen and richness of thought
Praxithea – the Naiad nymph of a spring in Athens known for her business skill
Pronoe – a naiad of a river in Lycia who told Caunus his sister Byblis had killed herself
Pronoia – an Oceanid nymph, the goddess of foresight and wife of Prometheus
Prosymna –nymph and daughter of the river-god Asterion known to celebrate in song
Proto – a sea nymph and daughter of Nereus and Doris
Protomedeia a beautiful sea nymph known for her friendly and kind nature
Prymno – an Oceanid nymph known for fair wind who gave her name to a large asteroid
Psamathe – a Nereid nymph and goddess of sand beaches, also wife of Proteus
Psanis – a Naiad nymph of a local spring in Arcadia and wife of the river Ladon
Psekas – one of the younger Oceanids, companion to Artemis known for rain-showers
Rhanis – one of the younger Oceanids, attendants of Artemis
Rhodope – water nymph of Ciconia, daughter of river Hebros playmate of Persephone
Rhyndacides – nymphs and daughters of the river god Rhyndacus
Sabrina – a nymph giving her name to the river Severn when she drowned in it
Salamis a nymph of the fountain of Salamis carrying the ornament for a ship’s bow
Salmacis – a nymph of a spring who merged with the handsome youth Hermaphroditos
Sao – a Nereid sea nymph of safe passage to the rescue of sailors
Sinope – Naiad nymph of the main fountain or spring of the Greek colony of Sinope
Sithnides – group of nymphs at a fountain in Megara in southern Greece
Sparta – the nymph of a spring of Sparta in Lacedaemonia and wife of king Lakedaimon
Speio – a blue haired sea nymph who resided to a cave
Spercheides – Naiad nymphs of river Spercheus who changed into water poplars
Stilbo – a water nymph, daughter of the river god Peneus and the Naiad Creusa
Strophia – a nymph of the spring on Mount Cithaeron holding pebbles in her hands
Strymo – the Naiad nymph of a spring of the city of Troy and wife of king Laomedon
Styx – and Oceanid nymph of the river Styx that flowed around Hades
Synallaxis – a nymph of the cave of Kalliafeia after whom a genus of birds is named
Tanagra – a nymph of a spring in Tanagra who was loved by the gods Hermes and Ares.
Telesto – an Oceanid and nymph of the cools springs, also a moon of Saturn
Telphousa – nymph from a spring of fetid and unsafe water on mount Tilphousios
Temenitis – the water nymph of a territory in Syracuse from which Archimedes came
Thaleia – a Nereid sand nymph who gave birth to the twin gods of Sicilian geysers
Thebe – a Naiad nymph of a fountain of Thebes and daughter of the river-god Asopos
Theisoa – one of the nymphs that nursed infant Zeus
Themisto – a Nereid nymph who died when she killed her twin sons by accident
Thespeia – a Naiad nymph of the spring Thespiae and daughter of the river-god Asopos
Thessalides – Naiad nymphs of the Peneus river in Thessaly, northern  Greece
Thetis – A Nereid sea nymph and mother of the Trojan war hero Achilles
Thoe – a swift or fleeting Oceanid water nymph associated with clouds and air
Thronia – a Naiad nymph of the spring Abdera, which was founded by her son Abderos
Tiasa – a Naiad nymph of the stream Tiasa and daughter of the river-god Eurotas
Tritonis – a blue-eyed Haliad nymph of the salt-water lake in Libya
Tyche – a water nymph and goddess of good fortune and providence
Xanthe – an Oceanid water nymph of the golden clouds of sunsets and sunrises
Xantho – the golden-haired sea nymph who helped spinning the fleeces of Miletus
Zeuxippe – a Naiad nymph of the Eridanos stream of Athens, wife of king Pandion

 
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