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In Greek mythology, the Meliae were nymphs of the manna-ash tree. They appeared from the drops of blood spilled when Cronus castrated Uranus. The most notable of the Meliae is Melia.

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Dryad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (230 words)
And the dryads of ash trees were called the Meliai.
Rhea had born the Meliai herself, made fertile by the cast-away genitals of Ouranos.
If the nymphs lived in the trees, they were referred to as hamadryads, like Atlantia one of the wives of Danaus; otherwise they were simply dryads.
Greek Mythology: MELIAE MELIAI Nymphs of the Ash Tree & Honey ( Melia Melie ) (1041 words)
The Meliai sprung from Gaia the Earth when she was impregnated by the dripping blood of the castrated Ouranos.
The Meliai appear to be closely related to the Honey-Nymphe nurses of Zeus, Ida and Adrasteia.
In the plural form Meliai or Meiades is the name of the nymphs, who, along with the Gigantes and Erinnyes, sprang from the drops of blood that fell from Uranus, and which were received by Gaea.
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