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Nymphs

 

in ancient Greek mythology, female deities of nature, living in the mountains, forests, seas, and springs. The nymphs, believed to be daughters of Zeus, were often represented as companions of Artemis or Dionysus. They were worshiped in numerous local cults; sacrifices were made to them in caves, at springs, and on the seashore. They were often depicted in sculpture and painting.

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Tell me, you naughty sea nymphs, have you enticed her under the sea?
O, no, good Mother Ceres," said the innocent sea nymphs, tossing back their green ringlets, and looking her in the face.
Ceres scarcely waited to hear what the nymphs had to say, before she hurried off to make inquiries all through the neighborhood.
But young people's tears have very little saltness or acidity in them, and do not inflame the eyes so much as those of grown persons; so that it is not to be wondered at, if, a few moments afterwards, Proserpina was sporting through the hall almost as merrily as she and the four sea nymphs had sported along the edge of the surf wave.
Nymphs worked for Luke Thomas and Bob Bradley with bottom pond limits and then two more fish when they moved to the top pond and Keith Higgins whose 10 fish from the top pond were backed up by a limit and then five from the other pond.
Pools comprised either 5 adult females or 25 nymphs and were ground in 1 mL BA-1.
Buzzers, klinkhammers, tadpoles, black nymphs and montana's (black & green) have all done very well.
erysimi nymphs were consumed in almost equal ratios.
Therefore, the classical nymphs of nude paintings provide a way in to making sense of Nymphomania in the nineteenth century.
The song tells the story of two little angels who stole the golden piece of cloth that Nefeli used to wear on her head to set her apart from all the other nymphs.
While wading, you can see the nymphs coming to the surface and struggling out of their cases to emerge as beautiful adult flies.
The Cave of the Nymphs at Pharsalus: Studies on a Thessalian Country Shrine