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, 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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in ancient Greek mythology, sea nymphs, the 50 daughters of “the old man of the sea,” Nereus. Hesiod named the Nereids, and many of the names reflect the various qualities of a calm, tender, playful sea. The best-known Nereids are Amphitrite, wife of Poseidon, and Thetis, mother of Achilles. In Slavonic mythology, the inhabitants of the “watery kingdom” (bylina [epic folk song] about Sadko) were similar to the Nereids.


sea nymphs of the Mediterranean. [Gk. and Rom. Myth.: Wheeler, 257]
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fifty daughters of Nereus; attendants of Poseidon. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 174]
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The project's PR officer, Sophia Paraskeva, said yesterday that Limassol Marina's Nereids Residences, consisting of 94 luxury apartments and penthouses, are receiving their final touches, as the first residents are expected to arrive over the next two weeks.
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Paris pays no heed to the daughter of Jove and Leda, whose beauty would bring about the Trojan war, amazingly by his side on an ornate barge driven by winged breezes and urged on by tritons and nereids across an immense sea tinted, as if by Boucher, in silky rose and blue.
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Nereids ready, 86 mln euros sales so far * Limassol Marina has welcomed its first residents with the delivery of the 94 luxury apartments and penthouses at Nereids Residences marking the beginning of the project's first operational year.
According to Paraskeva, the marina will be fully operational in less than six months while the 94 apartments and penthouses that make up the Nereids Residences will be delivered by November 2012 allowing the first residents to arrive at the same time as the first yachts.
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