Female spirits of classical mythology who lived in forests, bodies of water, and other places outdoors.
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A disappointment: why nothing about nymphs and satyrs in mythology?Charlotte Gainsbourg’s Raw Performance in ‘Nymphomaniac’ Is Not About the Sex|Jimmy So|March 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As if from some horror movie, cicada nymphs have been described as “boiling out of the ground.”
You know, swimming in lakes, collecting miniature butterflies and putting them in boxes and writing letters to nymphs.
When the short-skirted, gossamer clad nymphs made their appearance on the stage they became restless and fidgety.
It seemed as if I was riding in some fairy park, and I expected, every moment, to see sylphs and nymphs appear before me.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
The spectators pressed around,—but, breaking through the throng, came the fair nymphs aforesaid.Alone|Marion Harland
There were, for example, wood and tree nymphs; Dryads and hamadryads—gods of rivers, such as Simois and Scamander.Ancient Faiths And Modern|Thomas Inman
The dusky nymphs had flippety-flapped off; the hostess with the smile had also disappeared, and there was silence.Gardens of the Caribbees, v. 1/2|Ida May Hill Starr