She was usually named Plataea. Ankhises willingly believed her lies and made love to the goddess ... Aphrodite then revealed her true identity to Ankhises and told him that after their son Aineias was born, she would bring the infant back to Mount Ida so he could be raised by the local Nymphs.

LIMNAEE (Limnaie) The Naiad nymph of an Indian lake. She was the wife of the tribe's first king Psyllus.

Cailleach was a Celtic goddess of winter. She was also a goddess of childbirth and oak groves. "SERIPHIAN" NAIAD (Naias Seriphia) An unnamed Naiad of the island of Seriphos in the Greek Aegean. ASTERODEIA The Naiad nymph of a stream in the Caucasus Mountains near the Black Sea. CALLISTE (Kalliste) The Haliad nymph of the island of Calliste in the Greek Aegean. The hero Theseus killed a fierce sow that was also the offspring of Ekhidna and Typhaon ... the sow was named after her keeper, Phaia. SAGARITIS A Naiad and Hamadryad nymph of the River Sangarius in Phrygia, Anatolia (modern Turkey). They were nurses of the god Dionysus. The Shakti cult worships Shiva as female power. RHOEO (Rhoio) A Naiad nymph of the town of Troy in the Troad, Anatolia (modern Turkey). She was perhaps the personified spirit of success. As Nymphs and daughters of Neaira and Hyperion, Lampetia and Phaethousa were placed on the island of Thrinakia to watch over the cattle, sheep, and oxen of Helios (Sun). Thebe was the daughter of the river-god Asopos and the sister of Aigina, Kerkyra, Sinope, and Antiope ... Thebe became the wife of Zethos ... he and his brother Amphion built the foundations and bulwarks of the city in Boeotia that came to be known as Thebes in honor of Thebe. Thoas and Oinoie became lovers and had a son named Sikinos ... Oinoie changed the name of her island to Sikinos to honor her son. Hermes arrived on Kalypso's island and was given a warm welcome ... he and Kalypso drank nectar and ate ambrosia. He boldly ventured into the Underworld in an attempt to bring her back into the sunlight. OCEANIDS (Okeanides) Nymphs who presided over the sources of fresh water--both earthly, the streams and fountains, and heavenly, moist breezes and rain-clouds. Poseidon was determined to perpetuate Odysseus's punishment ... likewise, the goddess Athene was always looking for ways to help Odysseus. AURAE (Aurai) The nymphs of the cooling breezes. Before they could make landfall, the winds failed and the Argonauts were forced to row their ship, the Argo. She was the wife of the Athenian lord Phrasimus. The Argo was built under the guidance of the goddess Athene and the Nymphs wanted to honor her. SINOPE The Naiad nymph of the Greek colony of Sinope in Assyria on the Black Sea, Anatolia (modern Turkey). The master musician Orpheus sang to the Argonauts about the creation of the earth and "how the mountains rose, and how the resounding rivers with their Nymphs came into being and all creeping things." EIDOTHEA (1) A Haliad nymph daughter of the god Proteus. MELIA (6) The Naiad nymph of the main town of the island of Ceos in the Greek Aegean. They are protectors of the seas and their inhabitants. She was loved by the god Apollo. It was common knowledge that the Garden of the Hesperides was somewhere in "the west" but its exact location was a well-kept secret. The spring of Arethusa is on the island of Ortygia in the harbor of Syracuse, Sicily. Ala is a deity of fertility, morality, and the earth, worshipped by Nigeria’s Igbo people. PHILIA One of the Naiads of Mount Drios on the island of Naxos in the Greek Aegean.

MENIPPE (2) One of the Coronides, nymphs of Boeotia in central Greece. She was one of nine Arcadian nurses of the god Zeus. Each presided over a specific species of tree. She was an attendant of the goddess Britomartis. In Greek mythology the Nymphs were female spirits of the natural world--minor goddesses of the forests, rivers, springs, meadows, mountains and seas. Daphne was later pursued by Apollon but the river-god Peneios, who was perhaps her father, saved her from Apollon by turning her into a laurel tree. She was the wife of the elder Titan Ophion. She was loved by the god Poseidon. She was loved by the earth-born king Lelex. She was one of nine Arcadian nurses of the god Zeus. She was loved by the Colchian king Aeetes. She was associated with the Greek goddess Demeter, a goddess of agriculture. MELIA (2) The Oceanid and Naiad nymph of the Ismenian spring of Thebes in Boeotia, central Greece. She was probably a goddess of chill, mountain winds. "MYSIAN" NAIADS (Naiades Mysiai) Naiads of the springs of the Lake Ascanius in Bithynia, Anatolia (modern Turkey). She was seduced by the god Zeus. Medeina is the Lithuanian goddess who rules forests, animals, and trees. The male counterparts of the nymphs were the Satyrs, Panes, Potamoi and Tritons. GLAUCE (2) (Glauke) One of the fifty Nereids. OTHREIS A nymph of Mount Othrys in Malis, northern Greece. She was loved by the god Zeus. NICAEA (Nikaia) The Naiad nymph of the town of Nicaea in Bithynia, Anatolia (modern Turkey). She was the wife of King Aeetes. She was loved by the Trojan prince Bucolion. She was the wife of the Trojan King Laomedon. SALAMIS The Naiad nymph of the main town of the island of Salamis in southern Greece.

Althaea was usually named Amaltheia and described as a goat. She was sometimes shown riding a boar. NONACRIS (Nonakris) The Naiad nymph of the town of Nonacris in Arcadia, southern Greece. Adherents may literally consider such deities to be divine beings that control particular natural phenomena. Ethemea was the wife of King Merops of the island of Kos.