In Greek mythology, the Nymphs are beautiful water, forest and mountain goddesses or demi-goddesses. Their mission was to sing, dance and entertain.
Nymphs were usually found in the company of other creatures such as the Silens, Satyrs, Panes, or even in the company of gods (Apollo, Dionysos, Hermes, or Artemis). Most of them were immortal.
Nymphs were usually virgins, but many had offspring with gods or humans. They were friendly to humans, only handsome young men had to be wary of them, as they could cause accidents or even death (Argonaut Hylas is an example). People built altars or shrines to them and offered sacrifices to them.
They are divided into groups according to where they live:
In a broader sense, nymphs also included sea nymphs: