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  • "For they used to call some nymphs [...] Naiads, and Homer in his poetry talks mostly of Naiad nymphs."

Pausanias 8.4.1 Note: Check out Homer's stuff...

  • "Naïădes (Nêïdes). Inferior deities who presided over rivers, brooks, springs, and fountains. Their name is derived from naiô, “to flow,” as indicative of the gentle motion of water. The Naiades are generally represented as young and beautiful virgins, leaning upon an urn, from which flows a stream of water. They were held in great veneration among the ancients, and sacrifices of goats and lambs were offered them, with libations of wine, honey, and oil. Sometimes they received only offerings of milk, fruit, and flowers."

Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities

Water Nymphs Warm or Cold blooded?[edit]

I was wondering in Greek Mythology is there any reference or mention of whether Water Nymphs including Naidas are warm or cold blooded?
I am asking because this information could help further understand the myth and legends of this creature. Rosie, Queen of Corona (talk) 04:33, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

The Tempest[edit]

The Nymphs from Shakespeare's The Tempest are referred to as Naiades: "Iris. You nymphs, call'ed Naiades, of the windring brooks," Perhaps this belongs in the Popular Culture section, or maybe a new In Literature section? (talk) 05:44, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

Spelling of Edgar Allan/Allen Poe?[edit]

Is there a reason that the link to Poe looks like this? The correct spelling is "Allan".

*[[Edgar Allan Poe|Edgar Allen Poe]], ''[[Sonnet to Science]]'' 1829

If no reason for this, then I am going to change it. Thanks KConWiki (talk) 17:30, 21 December 2013 (UTC)