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Types of Nymphs

Acheloids (From the River Achelous)
Acheloids (From the River Achelous)

THE AKHELOIDES (Acheloides) were Naiad-nymphs of the river Akheloos (Achelous) in Aitolia (central Greece). Three of their number, the Seirenes (Sirens), were close companions of the goddess Persephone. When their mistress was abducted by Haides they were given the bodies of birds to assist in the search for the goddess.

source: theoi.com
Alseids (Groves)
Alseids (Groves)

The Oreads (oros, “mountain”) were nymphs of mountains and grottoes; the Napaeae (nape, “dell”) and the Alseids (alsos, “grove”) were nymphs of glens and groves; the Dryads or Hamadryads presided over forests and trees.

Dryads (Forests)
Dryads (Forests)

DRYADES (Dryads) and OREIADES (Oreads) were the nymphs of trees, groves, woodlands and mountain forests. They were the spirits of the oaks and pines, poplar and ash, apple and laurel. For those known as Hamadryades, a tree was born with her birth to which her life was tied.

source: theoi.com
Hamadryads (Trees)*
Hamadryads (Trees)*

Dryads, like all nymphs, were supernaturally long-lived and tied to their homes, but some were a step beyond most nymphs. These were the hamadryads who were an integral part of their trees, such that if the tree died, the hamadryad associated with it died as well.

Hydriads (Water)
Hydriads (Water)

Water Nymphs Like fish NYMPHS can be divided into salt and freshwater types, although some of them actually float about in the clouds, which is a habitat most fish tend to avoid. The HYDRIADS specialize in elemental waters and tend to be the daughters of important Sea Gods.

Leimoniads (Meadows)
Leimoniads (Meadows)

In Greek mythology the Epimelides were nymphs of meadows and pastures--protectors of sheep flocks and guardians of fruit-trees. The name Epimelides was derived from the Greek words epi- (protector) and mêlon (sheep or apple-tree).

source: theoi.com
image: bugguide.net
Meliads (ash Trees)
Meliads (ash Trees)

Godchecker guide to MELIADS (also known as Maliades): Woodland Nymphs of Ash Trees. Meliads is the Greek Spirits of Trees and come from the mythology of Ancient Greece. Read the facts about Meliads in our legendary mythology encyclopedia.

Naiads (Springs and Rivers)
Naiads (Springs and Rivers)

In Greek mythology the Naiads were the nymphs of rivers, streams, lakes, marshes, fountains and springs. They were minor goddesses who attended the assemblies of the gods on Mount Olympus.

source: theoi.com
image: hoocher.com