A goddess of the mountains, forests, meadows, or waters.
A lovely young girl; a maiden; a damsel.
Nymphs are beautiful, idyllic goddesses of wood and stream and nature, often the objects of love and desire. A nymph today may simply mean a remarkably attractive young woman, but if she were to suffer from nymphomania ("nymph-madness"), she would be suffering from sexual promiscuousness. Nympholepsy (from lepsis, "a seizing"), on the other hand, refers to the madness which assails one who has glimpsed a nymph. It can also denote a strong desire for what is unattainable. (Cf. satyr/satyriasis)
a minor female goddess who dwells in forests, rivers, mountains, who are often attendants of major goddesses; for an example, see Louvre Ma 696 ( image).
(classical mythology) a minor nature goddess usually depicted as a beautiful maiden; "the ancient Greeks believed that nymphs inhabited forests and bodies of water"
a voluptuously beautiful young woman
a minor divinity of nature in Greek and Roman mythology represented as beautiful maidens dwelling in the mountains, forests, trees, and waters
a nature spirit in the form of a beautiful maiden.
young woman or nature goddesses.
Any group of minor nature Goddesses living in trees, rivers and woodland areas.
In Greek mythology, a nymph is any member of a large class of female nature entities, either bound to a particular location or landform or joining the retinue of a god or goddess. Nymphs were the frequent target of lusty satyrs.