Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Nereids as Costak's Companion

In his sea voyages did they keep Petri company?

In Greek mythology, the Nereids (neer'-ee-eds) (Νηρηΐδες) are sea nymphs, the fifty daughters of Nereus and Doris. In modern Greek folklore, the term "nereid" (νεράϊδα, neráïda) has come to be used of all nymphs, or fairies, not merely nymphs of the sea.

Andromeda Chained to the Rock by the Nereids, painted in 1840 by Theodore Chasseriau

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