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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. 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. Greek mythology consists of an extensive collection of narratives detailing the lives and adventures of a wide variety of gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines, which were first envisioned and disseminated in an oral-poetic tradition. ... The ancient Greeks proposed many different ideas about the primordial gods in their mythology. ... For the moon of Saturn, see Titan (moon). ... The twelve gods of Olympus. ... In mythology chthonic (from Greek χθονιος-pertaining to the earth; earthy) designates, or pertains to, gods or spirits of the underworld, especially in Greek mythology. ... In Greek mythology, the Muses (Greek Μουσαι, Mousai) are nine archaic goddesses who embody the right evocation of myth, inspired through remembered and improvised song and traditional music and dances. ... Asclepius (Greek also rendered Aesculapius in Latin and transliterated Asklepios) was the god of medicine and healing in ancient Greek mythology, according to which he was born a mortal but was given immortality as the constellation Ophiuchus after his death. ... The ancient Greeks had a large number of sea gods. ... In Greek mythology, Poseidon (Ποσειδῶν) was the god of the sea. ... Oceanus or Okeanos refers to the ocean, which the Greeks and Romans regarded as a river circling the world. ... In Greek mythology, Ceto, or Keto (sea monster) was a hideous aquatic monster, a daughter of Gaia and Pontus. ... Nereus: in Greek Mythology, eldest son of Pontus and Gaia, the Sea and the Earth. ... In Greek mythology, Glaucus (shiny or bright or bluish-green) referred to several different people. ... This article is about the Greek sea nymph. ... Mosaic from Herculaneum depicting Neptune and Amphitrite Amphitrite, in ancient Greek mythology, was a sea-goddess, and wife of Poseidon, identified with the Salacia the wife of Neptune in Roman mythology. ... In Greek mythology, Tethys was a Titaness and sea goddess who was both sister and wife of Oceanus. ... Triton is a Greek god, the messenger of the deep. ... Proteus as seen by Andrea Alciato In Greek mythology, Proteus is an early sea-god, one of several deities whom Homer calls the Old Man of the Sea, whose name suggests the first, as protogonos is the firstborn. No mention is made of his parents, until for later mythographers he... In Greek mythology, Phorcys, or Phorkys was a primeval sea god, son of Pontus and Gaia. ... In Greek mythology, Pontus (or Pontos, sea) was an ancient, pre-Olympian sea-god, son of Gaia and Aether, the Earth and the Air. ... In Greek and Roman mythology, the Oceanids were the three thousand children of the Titans Oceanus and Tethys. ... Naiad by John William Waterhouse, 1893 In Greek mythology, the Naiads (from the Greek νάειν, to flow, and νἃμα, running water) were a type of nymph who presided over fountains, wells, springs, streams, and brooks, as river gods embodied rivers, and some very ancient spirits inhabited the still waters of... Hylas and the Nymphs by John William Waterhouse In Greek mythology, a nymph is any member of a large class of female nature entities, sometimes bound to a particular location or landform. ... The Dryad by Evelyn De Morgan Dryads are tree spirits in Greek mythology. ... Naiad by John William Waterhouse, 1893 In Greek mythology, the Naiads (from the Greek νάειν, to flow, and νἃμα, running water) were a type of nymph who presided over fountains, wells, springs, streams, and brooks, as river gods embodied rivers, and some very ancient spirits inhabited the still waters of... In Greek mythology, the Meliae were nymphs of the manna-ash tree. ... In Greek mythology, Oreads (ὄρος, mountain) were a type of nymph that lived in mountains. ... In Greek mythology, the Napaeae (νάπη, a wooded dell) were a type of shy but mirthful nymph. ... In Greek mythology, the Nereids (NEER-ee-eds) are sea nymphs, the fifty daughters of Nereus and Doris. ... Categories: Mythology stubs | Nymphs ... In Greek and Roman mythology, the Oceanids were the three thousand children of the Titans Oceanus and Tethys. ... In Greek mythology, the Limnades were a type of nymph. ... In Greek mythology, the Crinaeae were a type of nymph associated with fountains. ... For the ancient Greek city Hesperides see Benghazi. ... In Greek mythology, the Pegaeae were a type of nymph that lived in springs. ... Greek mythology consists of an extensive collection of narratives detailing the lives and adventures of a wide variety of gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines, which were first envisioned and disseminated in an oral-poetic tradition. ... Hylas and the Nymphs by John William Waterhouse In Greek mythology, a nymph is any member of a large class of female nature entities, sometimes bound to a particular location or landform. ... Nereus: in Greek Mythology, eldest son of Pontus and Gaia, the Sea and the Earth. ... Doris Smells!! ... In Greek mythology, Poseidon (Ποσειδῶν) was the god of the sea. ... Satellite image The Mediterranean Sea is a part of the Atlantic Ocean almost completely enclosed by land, on the north by Europe, on the south by Africa, and on the east by Asia. ... This article is about the Greek sea nymph. ... In Greek mythology, Pēleús (Greek: Πηλεύς) was the son of Aeacus, King of Aegina. ... The wrath of Achilles, by Léon Benouville In Greek mythology, , transliterated to Akhilleus or Achilause in Roman letters, Latinized from this ancient Greek to Achilles, appearing in Etruscan as Achle, was a hero (ancient Greek heros, defender) of the Trojan War, the greatest and the most central character of... Mosaic from Herculaneum depicting Neptune and Amphitrite Amphitrite, in ancient Greek mythology, was a sea-goddess, and wife of Poseidon, identified with the Salacia the wife of Neptune in Roman mythology. ... In Greek mythology, Poseidon (Ποσειδῶν) was the god of the sea. ...


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. Glauce was there and Thaleia and Cymodoce; Nesaea, Speio, Thoe and ox-eyed Halie; Cymothoe, Actaee and Limnoreia; Melite, Iaera, Amphithoe and Agaue; Doto, Proto, Pherusa and Dynamene; Dexamene, Amphinome and Callianeira; Doris, Panope and far-sung Galatea; Nemertes, Apseudes and Callianassa. Clymene came too, with Ianeira, Ianassa, Maera, Oreithuia, Amatheia of the lovely locks, and other Nereids of the salt sea depths. The silvery cave was full of nymphs" (E.V. Rieu, translator). The Iliad (Ancient Greek: Ιλιάς, Iliás) tells part of the story of the siege of the city of Ilium, i. ... The wrath of Achilles, by Léon Benouville In Greek mythology, , transliterated to Akhilleus or Achilause in Roman letters, Latinized from this ancient Greek to Achilles, appearing in Etruscan as Achle, was a hero (ancient Greek heros, defender) of the Trojan War, the greatest and the most central character of... A cup depicting Achilles bandaging Patroklos arm, by Sosias. ... In Greek mythology, Glauce refers to two different people: Daughter of Creon, Glauce married Jason. ... Thalia - oil on canvas by Jean-Marc Nattier 1739 In Greek mythology, Thalia or Thaleia (good cheer) was the muse of comedy and pastoral poetry. ... Nesaea, one of the Nereids who gathered round Thetis in her sympathetic grief for Achilles loss of Patroclus (Iliad XVIII), furnishes the name for a genus of plants in the family Lythraceae. ... In Greek mythology, Melite was a Naiad who lived in the Aegaeus River in Corcyra. ... In Greek mythology, Pherusa was a Nereid sea-nymph, a daughter of Nereus and Doris. ... In Greek mythology, Dynamene was a Nereid or sea-nymph, one of the 50 daughters of Nereus and Doris. ... Doris Smells!! ... In Greek mythology, Panopea (also Panope, Panopaea) was one of the Nereids. ... In Greek mythology, Galatea (she who is milk-white) was the name of a Sicilian Nereid (i. ... In Greek mythology, Clymene or Klymenê (famous might) is the name of at least six possibly distinct females. ... In Greek mythology, two people bore the name Maera. ...


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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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