They are distinct from river gods, who embodied rivers, and the very ancient spirits that inhabited the still waters of marshes, ponds and lagoon-lakes, such as pre-Mycenaean Lerna in the Argolis.
Naiads were associated with fresh water, as the Oceanids were with saltwater and the Nereids specifically with the Mediterranean, but because the Greeks thought of the world's waters as all one system, which percolated in from the sea in deep cavernous spaces within the earth, there was some overlap. Arethusa, the nymph of a spring, could make her way through subterranean flows from the Peloponnesus, to surface on the island of Sicily.
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February FeatureThis month of magical images
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Pride by AusWolf666
The Dreamer by TalXorFire
Lilith by LuneBleu
Dragon Cosmos by Joseph-C-Knight
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Temptation by GraniaA
DEADLY TEMPTATION by saritaangel07
Goodbye my lover by saritaangel07
RED MOON by DanielPriego
The Magic Wand by saritaangel07
Angel by Ennya7
Girl by Ennya7
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Winter In Me by MaryCapogna
The Hour before Dawn by SummerDreams-Art
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The Golden Age by Aramisdream
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The Key of the Starry Sky by Aramisdream
Moon and month by S-Lana