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.
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Another photo set of Charlie and the Wood Nymphs, I love the coloring and clarity of these photos, so artistically beautiful, Charlie as depicting the great god Pan:

In Greek religion and mythology, Pan (Ancient Greek: Πᾶν, Pān) is the god of the wild, shepherds and flocks, nature of mountain wilds, hunting and rustic music, and companion of the nymphs. D

His homage to Vaslav Nijinsky is a touching tribute:

 was a Russian ballet dancer and choreographer of Polish descent, cited as the greatest male dancer of the early 20th century.[3] He grew to be celebrated for his virtuosity and for the depth and intensity of his characterizations. He could perform en pointe, a rare skill among male dancers at the time