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A nymph is a lesser female spirit in the Greek and Roman mythologies.

Usually a nymph is attached to a certain place or terrain. Sometimes they form at least part of the retinue of a god or a goddess, for example Dionysos and Artemis. They can also be found in the company of the Greek god Pan.

Known nymphs

Variants

Influence

In the Greek myths, numerous places were associated with the nymphs. Of special note is the Cave of the Nymphs in Ithaka, which Odysseus visited on his return home, according to Homer's Odyssey,[14] as well as the Cave of Ionides in Elis, which was revered as the dwelling place of a group of water nymphs called Ionides.[12] In Phokis, the village of Lalaia was named after the nymph of the same name,[17] near the spring which bore the name of her father.[18]

During the Peloponnesian War, a woman living alone among pigs, wild boars, and lions on Atoll Point of Paros Island claimed to be one of the Oceanids, introducing herself to the Spartan misthios Kassandra as "Circe of the Oceanids".[16]

In Constantinople, the Great Nymphaeum was built in honor of the nymphs.[19]

Furthermore, Ercole Massimo's family was said to have originated from the union of Herakles and an unnamed nymph. [20]

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Appearances

References

  1. Assassin's Creed: SyndicateDatabase: Anemone
  2. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyWine for the Swine
  3. Assassin's Creed: SyndicateDatabase: Daffodil
  4. Assassin's Creed: RevelationsDatabase: Constantinople
  5. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyKorykian Cave
  6. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyPhokis: Lalaia
  7. Phobos
  8. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyA Godless Blight
  9. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyPan's Flute
  10. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyOdyssey Into the Past
  11. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyHydrea: The Golden Apples of the Hesperides
  12. 12.0 12.1 Assassin's Creed: OdysseyElis: Cave of Ionides
  13. Assassin's Creed: OriginsHalo of the Huntress
  14. 14.0 14.1 Assassin's Creed: OdysseyIthaka: Cave of the Nymphs
  15. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyNereides Monument
  16. 16.0 16.1 Assassin's Creed: OdysseyWine for the Swine
  17. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyPhokis: Lalaia
  18. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyPhokis: Kephisos Spring
  19. Assassin's Creed: RevelationsDatabase: Great Nymphaeum
  20. Assassin's Creed: BrotherhoodThe Da Vinci DisappearanceDatabase: Ercole Massimo
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