Nymphs


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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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The nymph with the bodice of oaken bark (she was the hamadryad of an oak) threw a handful of acorns among them; and the two and twenty hogs scrambled and fought for the prize, as if they had tasted not so much as a noggin of sour milk for a twelvemonth.
It was on the evening before his departure, as he wished still once to visit the Lei and offer to the Nymph of the Rhine his Sighs, the tones of his Zither, and his Songs.
In the beautiful, refreshing, still nights of spring, when the moon pours her silver light over the Country, the listening shipper hears from the rushing of the waves, the echoing Clang of a wonderfully charming voice, which sings a song from the crystal castle, and with sorrow and fear he thinks on the young Count Hermann, seduced by the Nymph.
There he is, lying in great pain in an island where dwells the nymph Calypso, who will not let him go; and he cannot get back to his own country, for he can find neither ships nor sailors to take him over the sea.
He flew and flew over many a weary wave, but when at last he got to the island which was his journey's end, he left the sea and went on by land till he came to the cave where the nymph Calypso lived.
Ah, Pelisson," cried La Fontaine, going over to him, "I was fancying," he continued, "that the nymph of Vaux - "
nymph, who - ' After 'who' I should place a verb in the second person singular of the present indicative; and should go on thus: 'this grot profound.
Oh, nymph, who quittest now this grot profound, To admire the greatest king of all kings round.
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Alate production occurs through several instars of nymphs (Raina et al.
FLY BOX Chatton: Diawl Bach, Pheasant Tail Nymphs, Buzzer, Montana, various nymphs, various dry flies.