Fun facts from a fellow fairy fan!
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The Naiad Clan of fairies features prominently in my first novel, The Swamp Fairy. A quick look at Greek mythology shares that the Naiads, who are female spirits, are the nymphs that lived near water.
Nymphs are considered elemental beings or mythic creatures. They correspond to the elements found in antiquity: earth, water, air, and fire.
The Naiad nymphs are the fairies that controlled the waters of fountains, wells, springs, streams, brooks and other bodies of fresh water.
“The nymphs were immortal, minor divinities who were invited to attend the assemblies of the gods on Mount Olympus.
The Naiad Nymphs were often classified by their domain:
PEGAIAI were the Naiad nymphs of the springs;
KRENAIAI, the Naiads of fountains;
POTAMEIDES, the Naiads of rivers & streams;
LIMNADES and LIMNATIDES, Naiads of the lakes;
HELEIONOMAI, the Naiad Nymphs of marshes and wetlands.”
A Naiad by John William Waterhouse…
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