Info: Nymphs

Nymphs are a class of female beings in Greek mythology. They are not as powerful as gods, but are related to them and have godlike beauty and a deep connection to nature or specific natural phenomena. There are very many of them, and very many minor planets named after them. Usually they are are divided into groups based on their parentage. This page lists some of those groups. Immediately below is a list of nymphs who are not specifically associated with one of these groups.


Dryads


Hesperides


Hyades

In Greek mythology, the Hyades are a set of sisters, for which several stars in the head of the constellation Taurus are named. They are nymphs associated with rain. Their parentage is varied; usually they are the daughters of Atlas and one of the Oceanids Pleione or Aethra, making the Hyades sisters of the Pleiades and the Hesperides. They are either the sisters or the daughters of the hunter Hyas, and when it rains, they are weeping over his death.

There are a number of Hyades, variously attested to by a number of authors. The comprehensive list follows:


Naiad


Nereids


Oceanids

The many daughters of Oceanus and Tethys. There are said to be somewhere between three thousand and infinite of these nymphs. They are all the sisters of the many river-gods called the Potamoi. Here is a list of all of the Oceanids cited by a variety of authors.

  • Acaste
  • Admete (Not the Mycenean princess, 398 Admete)
  • Adrasteia (239 Adrastea)
  • Aethra (partially 132 Aethra)
  • Aetna
  • Amalthea (113 Amalthea and Jupiter V Amalthea)
  • Amphirho
  • Amphitrite
  • Argia/Argea
  • Asia
  • Asterodia
  • Asterope
  • Beroe
  • Callirhoe
  • Calypso
  • Camarina
  • Capheira
  • Cerceis
  • Ceto
  • Chryseis
  • Clio/Cleio
  • Clitemneste
  • Clymene
  • Clytie/Clytia
  • Coryphe
  • Daeira
  • Dione
  • Dodone
  • Doris
  • Electra
  • Ephyra
  • Euagoreis
  • Eudora
  • Europa
  • Eurynome
  • Galaxaura
  • Hesione
  • Hestyaea
  • Hippo
  • Iache
  • Ianeira/Ianira
  • Ianthe
  • Ida
  • Idyia/Eidyia
  • Leucippe
  • Libye
  • Lyris
  • Melia
  • Meliboea
  • Melite
  • Melobosis
  • Menestho
  • Menippe
  • Mentis
  • Merope
  • Metis
  • Mopsopia
  • Nemesis
  • Ocyrhoe
  • Pasiphae
  • Pasithoe
  • Peitho
  • Periboea
  • Perse/Perseis
  • Petraea
  • Phaeno
  • Philyra
  • Pleione
  • Plexaura
  • Plouto/Pluto
  • Polydora
  • Polyphe
  • Polyxo
  • Prymno
  • Rhodea/Rhodeia/Rhodia
  • Rhodope
  • Rhodos/Rhode
  • The Sirens
  • Stilbo
  • Styx
  • Telesto
  • Thoe
  • Thraike
  • Tyche
  • Urania
  • Xanthe
  • Zeuxo

Oreads


Pleiades

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