hamadryads


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hamadryads:

see nymphnymph
, in Greek mythology, female divinity associated with various natural objects. It is uncertain whether they were immortal or merely long-lived. There was an infinite variety of nymphs. Some represented various localities, e.g.
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hamadryads

wood nymphs. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 113]
See: Nymph
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Whitman's redwoods are happy to die, and the dryads and hamadryads are willing to leave the tree, as they are all somehow magically convinced of the natural supremacy of the human.
5) The prototypical heroines are two hamadryads, one of whom stares at her own reflection in water.