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In Greek mythology, the Nereids (NEER-ee-eds) are sea nymphs, the fifty daughters of Nereus and Doris. They often accompany Poseidon and are always friendly and helpful towards sailors fighting perilous storms. They are associated with the Mediterranean Sea. The most notable of them is Thetis, wife of Peleus and mother of Achilles; and Amphitrite, wife of Poseidon.


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Nereid, the third-largest moon of the planet Neptune, is named after the Nereids.


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Nereids - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (201 words)
In Greek mythology, the Nereids (NEER-ee-eds) are blue-haired sea nymphs, the fifty daughters of Nereus and Doris.
They often accompany Poseidon and are always friendly and helpful towards sailors fighting perilous storms.
In Iliad XVIII, when Thetis cries out in sympathy for the grief of Achilles for the slain Patroclus, "there gathered round her every goddess, every Nereid that was in the deep salt sea.
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