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Nereids (Greek mythology)


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    • Nereids (Greek deities)
    • Nereides (Greek mythology)
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    • found: Work cat.: 94-31062: Barringer J.M. Divine escorts : Nereids in archaic and classical Greek art, 1994.
    • found: Random House(Nereid: any of the 50 daughters of Nereus; a sea nymph)
    • found: Ox. classic. dict.:p. 729, under Nereus (Nereids)
    • found: Smith. Classic. dict. Gr. & Rom. biog. myth.(Nerine, a sea-nymph & used esp. in the pl. Nereides to indicate the 50 daughters of Nereus; the Nereides were sea-nymphs of the Mediterranean in contradistinction to the Naiades (fresh-water nymphs) & the Oceanides (nymphs of the great ocean))
    • found: Phrakaysone, C. The legacy of the mythical Nereids, 2008.
    • found: Britannica online, June 11, 2019(Nereid, in Greek religion, any of the daughters (numbering 50 or 100) of the sea god Nereus (eldest son of Pontus, a personification of the sea) and of Doris, daughter of Oceanus (the god of the water encircling the flat Earth). The Nereids were depicted as young girls, inhabiting any water, salt or fresh, and as benign toward humanity. They were popular figures in Greek literature. The best known of the Nereids were Amphitrite, consort of Poseidon (a sea and earthquake god); Thetis, wife of Peleus (king of the Myrmidons) and mother of the hero Achilles; and Galatea, a Sicilian figure loved by the Cyclops Polyphemus.)
    • found: Lexico.com, June 11, 2019(Nereid 1. Greek Mythology. Any of the sea nymphs, daughters of Nereus. They include Thetis, mother of Achilles)
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