sea nymph

Definitions of sea nymph
  1. noun
    (Greek mythology) a water nymph who was the daughter of Oceanus or Nereus
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    Lorelei
    a Siren of German legend who lured boatmen in the Rhine to destruction
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    Calypso
    (Greek mythology) the sea nymph who detained Odysseus for seven years
    Nereid
    (Greek mythology) any of the 50 sea nymphs who were daughters of the sea god Nereus
    Oceanid
    (Greek mythology) sea nymph who was a daughter of Oceanus and Tethys
    Siren
    a sea nymph (part woman and part bird) supposed to lure sailors to destruction on the rocks where the nymphs lived
    Thetis
    (Greek mythology) one of the 50 Nereids; mother of Achilles by Peleus
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    water nymph
    (Greek mythology) any nymph of the water
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