Naiads … Water Nymphs … by Alice B. Clagett ..

Revised; originally published on 9 February 2015 

Dear Ones,

Here’s a short video about Naiads (also known as nyads, or water nymphs), which are a type of nature spirit that loves and cares for a specific portion of Earth’s waters, whether it be a spring, a stream, a waterfall, a seasonal water hole, a narrows, a strait, a pond, a lake, a reservoir, a sea, an iceberg, a field of snow, a glacier, or an ocean.

I’ve read there are other names for water nymphs. For instance, there are the Nereids, said to be nymphs of the Mediterranean sea. And there are Oceanids, nymphs of a great freshwater river once said to encircle Earth.

There’s a Summary after the video; text not in the video is in green font

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Dear Ones,

I was crossing down through a narrows just now, and a stream was running along in two separate courses of water, through the narrows. And I heard a water spirit. And it sounded almost like the water. it sounded like this water over here:

Image: Rippling water in a small stream in Southern California, by Alice B. Clagett, 9 February 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0

It was beautiful. It was happy. In that particular area, it sounded kind of sassy, actually. It sounded like it was moving along very happily.

See how the water is here? See these forms … these silvery forms? Like this! …

Image: Ripples shaped like naiads in a small stream in Southern California, by Alice B. Clagett, 9 February 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0

They’re called naiads or nyads. Here are artists’ conceptions of them …

Image: “Hylas and the Nymphs 1896,”  Manchester Art Gallery, by John William Waterhouse, public domain

Image: “Les Oceanides Les Naiades de la mer,” 1860s, by Gustave Doré, public domain

Image: “A Naiad” or “Hylas with a Nymph,” 1893, by John William Waterhouse, public domain

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

MORE IMAGES OF NAIADS

Image: Water shapes reminiscent of naiads, by Alice B. Clagett, 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0

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Image: “Naiads,” by Llewllaw, https://img00.deviantart.net/3d11/i/2011/070/4/9/naiads_by_llewllaw-d3bdpj3.jpg ..

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