By JenKiriakos


Published: January 15, 2015

Nymph - art and paiting

A Nymph (Classical Greek νύμφη, Latin nymphae - brides) - is a personification of girls nature deity that was typical for Greek mythology. People saw them in the voice of the stream, in the growth of trees, in the wild charm of mountains and forests. They were born to Gaia. Orphic hymn was articulated for them.

Nymphs of mountains were called Oreads and Agrostinas, nymphs of forests and trees were usually known as Dryads and Hamadryads, nymphs of sources Naiads, sea nymphs - Nereids.

They are believed to dwell in mountains and groves, by springs and rivers, and also in trees and in valleys and cool grottoes and later in cities. Goats, calves, milk, oil, wine were sacrificed to nymphs. Nymphs are personifications of the creative and fostering activities of nature; they were portrayed as beautiful young girls with marvelous hair, with the dress of wreaths and flowers, sometimes dancing with bare legs and arms, with tresses in the art. Naiads images were often pictured with shells or vessel near the womb; oreades were represented sitting in meditation on a high cliff.

Other nymphs:
Oceanides nymphs of oceans
Napei (Eng.) nymphs of valleys
Limnady (Eng.) nymphs of meadows

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Nymph and Satyr :: Alexandre Cabanel
Nymph and Satyr  :: Alexandre Cabanel
Bacchus with Two Nymphs and Cupid :: Caesar van Everdingen
Bacchus with Two Nymphs and Cupid :: Caesar van Everdingen
Diana and her Nymphs :: Domenichino
Diana and her Nymphs :: Domenichino
A Sea Nymph :: Michele Desubleo
A Sea Nymph :: Michele Desubleo
Nymphs In The Forest Fontainbleau :: Narcisse-Virgile Dhaz de la Peka
Nymphs In The Forest Fontainbleau :: Narcisse-Virgile Dhaz de la Peka
Nymph from Apollos Retinue :: Rosalba Carriera
Nymph from Apollos Retinue :: Rosalba Carriera
Study of Florrie Bird for a water nymph in Prospero Summoning Nymphs and Deities Black and white chalk on grey pape :: Herbert J
Study of Florrie Bird for a water nymph in Prospero Summoning Nymphs and Deities Black and white chalk on grey pape :: Herbert J
The Water Nymph :: Herbert James Draper
The Water Nymph :: Herbert James Draper
Faun und Nymph (Pan und Flora) :: Hans Makart
Faun und Nymph (Pan und Flora) :: Hans Makart
A Water Nymph :: Leon Bazile Perrault
A Water Nymph :: Leon Bazile Perrault
The naked nymph :: Anders Zorn
The naked nymph :: Anders Zorn
The Nymph of the Stream :: Edward John Poynter
The Nymph of the Stream :: Edward John Poynter
A Woodland Nymph :: Philip Hermogenes Calderon
A Woodland Nymph :: Philip Hermogenes Calderon
The Love of the Nymph :: Louis Emile Adan
The Love of the Nymph :: Louis Emile Adan
Hylas and the Nymphs :: John William Waterhouse
Hylas and the Nymphs :: John William Waterhouse
Nymphs finding the Head of Orpheus :: John William Waterhouse
Nymphs finding the Head of Orpheus :: John William Waterhouse
Nymph and Bacchus :: Jules Joseph Lefebvre
Nymph and Bacchus :: Jules Joseph Lefebvre
Nymph with morning glory flowers
Nymph with morning glory flowers :: Jules Joseph Lefebvre





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