Oread

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For other uses, see Oread (disambiguation).
Les Oréades (1902) by William-Adolphe Bouguereau, in Musée d'Orsay

In Greek mythology, an Oread /ˈɔːriˌæd/ or /ˈɔːri.əd/ (Ancient Greek: Ὀρεάδες, Oreades, from ὄρος, "mountain") or Orestiad /ɔːˈrɛstiˌæd/ or /ɔːˈrɛsti.əd/ (Όρεστιάδες, Orestiades) was a type of nymph that lived in mountains, valleys, and ravines. They differ from each other according to their dwelling: the Idaeae were from Mount Ida, Peliades from Mount Pelion, etc. They were associated with Artemis, since the goddess, when she went out hunting, preferred mountains and rocky precipices.

Oreads[edit]

The number of Oreads includes but is not limited to:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece 3.26.11
  2. ^ Bibliotheca 3.8.1
  3. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece 10.5.5
  4. ^ Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae 970
  5. ^ Bibliotheca 1.4.5
  6. ^ Hyginus, Astronomica, 2.2
  7. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece 8.38.0
  8. ^ Antoninus Liberalis, Metamorphoses 13
  9. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece 8.30.2
  10. ^ Plutarch, Life of Aristides 11. 3
  11. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece 9.3.9