Nymphe

Nymphe

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Nymphe, asteroid 875 (the 875th asteroid to be discovered, on May 19, 1917), is approximately 13 kilometers in diameter and has an orbital period of 4.1 years. It is named after the mythological spirits of nature, the nymphs. Nymphe represents an exuberance for the natural world. If prominent in a natal chart (e.g., conjunct the Sun or the ascendant), it may show a person somehow deeply involved with nature.

Sources:

Kowal, Charles T. Asteroids: Their Nature and Utilization. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Ellis Horwood Limited, 1988.
Room, Adrian. Dictionary of Astronomical Names. London: Routledge, 1988.
Schwartz, Jacob. Asteroid Name Encyclopedia. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1995.
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He was dressed in a dark-green dress coat, knee breeches of the color of cuisse de nymphe effrayee, as he called it, shoes, and silk stockings.
Le recit, selon ce projet, aurait du etre mis dans la bouche d'une "Nymphe Toscane," qui eut repondu a la demande des admirateurs d'un tres beau groupe de marbre.
Toi, nymphe, sans tunique, et ton cheval sans mors,
But the man was clearly no ordinary executive, which explains why he is being honored at the Monte Carlo Festival & Market with the prestigious Nymphe d'Honneur for his pioneering work in an often thankless area of the industry.
Un rare exemple aurait pu etre fourni par les terres cuites ou les bronzes de Gericault (1791-1824) dans lesquelles la representation de l'acte sexuel ou du viol est realisee d'une maniere etonnamment explicite--comme dans le Satyr attaquant une nymphe de 1818 (voir fig.
Clesinger [...] a eu cette hardiesse, inouie dans le temps ou nous vivons, d'exposer sans aucun titre mythologique un chef-d'oeuvre qui n'est ni une deesse, ni une nymphe [...] mais tout bonnement une femme.
Le Second Enfer, written from exile, was a series of epistolary poems, actually poignant pleas, addressed to important court personnages beginning with the king; it included one "A La Royne de Navarre, La Seule Minerye de France."(92) After Marguerite's death, Ronsard wrote several pastoral poems in praise of the "Nymphe de Valois," but linkage with Minerva was accorded to her niece, Marguerite de France, duchesse de Savoie, sister of Henri II.(93)
Mais on peut aussi proteger son regard et son esprit grace a de belles sculptures, en s'arretant "devant un bas-relief de Michel-Ange, qui represente l'infame Come 1er", ou encore en regardant des statues antiques, comme une "femme assise, style etrusque", ou "la statue de Caligula, trouvee a Orticoli; un charmant groupe, un Satyre avec une nymphe [...]" (780).