Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Nymphs, the minor Nature divinities of the ancient Greeks, the highest and most beautiful expression of the belief that natural phenomena were caused by the direct operation of spiritual beings. The Oceanides were the nymphs of the ocean, the Nereids of the Mediterranean, the Naiads of lakes and streams, the Oreads of mountains, and the Dryads or Hamadryads of woods and groves.