Nymphis et Mermands
A nymph (Ancient Greek: νύμφη, romanized: nýmphē, Modern Greek: nímfi; Attic Greek: [nýmpʰɛː], Modern
Greek: [ˈniɱfi]) in ancient Greek folklore is a minor female nature deity. Different from Greek goddesses, nymphs are generally regarded as personifications of nature, are typically tied to a specific place or
landform, and are usually depicted as beautiful maidens. They were not necessarily immortal, but lived much longer than humans.
They are often divided into various broad subgroups, such as the Meliae (ash tree nymphs), the Dryad (oak
tree nymphs), the Naiads (freshwater nymphs), the Nereids (sea nymphs), and the Oreads (mountain nymphs).
Nymphs are often featured in classic works of art, literature, mythology, and fiction. Since the Middle Ages, nymphs have been sometimes popularly associated
or even confused with fairies.
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