In Greek mythology, the Napaeae // (Ancient Greek: ναπαῖαι, from νάπη; English translation: "a wooded dell") were a type of nymph that lived in wooded valleys, glens or grottoes. Statius invoked them in his Thebaid, when the naiad Ismenis addresses her mortal son Krenaios:
“I was held a greater goddess and the queen of Nymphae. Where alas! is that late crowd of courtiers round thy mother’s halls, where are the Napaeae that prayed to serve thee?” 
- Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities 1898, s.v. "Napaeae".
- Statius, Thebaid 9.385; see also Thebaid 4.259.
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