wood-nymphs

{Forest Nymph} by {Saver-Ag}

{Mythical Creatures- Nymphs}

In Greek mythology, nymphs were minor female deities associated with nature. Typically pictured as beautiful girls or young women, they could live for a very long time but were not immortal. Most nymphs were the daughters of Zeus* or of other Gods. In Greek mythology, different types of nymphs were associated with particular parts of the natural world. Nereids lived in both saltwater and freshwater.humans. However, some stories tell of nymphs who lured unsuspecting mortals to their deaths.Different kinds of nymphs were associated with particular parts of the natural world. The Oceanids were sea nymphs, daughters of the sea god Oceanus. One of the Oceanids married the sea god Nereus, and their daughters became the Nereids, nymphs who dwelled in both freshwater and saltwater. Another group of water nymphs, the Naiads were freshwater spirits associated with fountains, streams, rivers, and other forms of running water. Forest nymphs were divided into Dryads, originally linked specifically with oak trees but later known as nymphs of woods and forests in general, and the Hamadryads, who dwelled inside particular trees and perished when the trees died. Other types of nymphs included the Orestiads or Oreads (mountain nymphs), Meliae (nymphs of ash trees), and Leimoniads (meadow nymphs.)

Dryads and Hamadryads are two types of wood nymphs.
They are female nature spirits were thought to inhabit trees and forests, and they were especially fond of oak trees.


Dryads can be found in the secluded places such as oak trees. They are very shy and non-violent so they are never more than a few feet away from their individual tree. Unless they are surprised, dryads can disappear by stepping into a tree.

daniphin’s favorite character personas ; The Modern Wood-Nymph  

her feet are stained with earth and her eyes are bright with the glow of fireflies,
lips bitten raw from the cold and something more;
What she wants isn’t in the city,
what she wants is fantasy and
adventure and
tinkling laughter.
milky starlight and rippling ponds,
branches entwined through her hair.
what she needs is the freedom that only
pure magic
can provide