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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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Knowing, however, that the child was fond of sporting on the sea-shore, she hastened thither as fast as she could, and there beheld the wet faces of the poor sea nymphs peeping over a wave.
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.
Gerry and Avril Wilde had the pleasure of watching not just one, but three dragonfly nymphs emerge from their garden pond in Guisborough and gradually metamorphose into adults.
Immature forms of the same species from the same day and person were pooled ([less than or equal to] 5 nymphs and [less than or equal to]20 larvae) for testing.
As a first approach to detect Rickettsia in nature we propose a broad screening on larvae and nymphs collected in different habitats and over different time periods.
citri nymphs (2 nymphs from each of the second through fifth instars with no citrus flush), and allowed to host feed and mate for 6 h.
Ynysyfro Reservoir 01633 838250 As high water temperatures are expected to continue imitative patterns such as buzzers, corixa, damsel nymphs and Diawl Bach will tempt the trout.
Scholars explore the uses, functions, and semantics associated with nymphs in early modern literature, art, music, and culture.
Tomato seedlings were placed on pots, and the nymphs and/or adults collected 12-24 h ago were placed on each pot (20 on each) under cheesecloth, the prepared suspensions were sprayed over them.