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Naiads Naias Nais


~ NAIADS  id+ | PURE WATER | or
~ NAIAS   or
~ NAIS    myth> A FOUNTAIN NYMPH
                NIADS WERE A GROUP OF WATER NYMPHS
  OFFSPRING OF OCEANUS or per HOMER
  were the DAUGHTERS OF ZEUS
  EVERY SPRING HAD ITS OWN NAIAD
  one example is
  ARETHUSA OF SYRACUSE WHO BECAME A SPRING
  THIS WATER HAD HEALING POWER  also
  NAIADS REPRESENTED REVENGE FOR OFFENSES
  THEY COULD LEAD AN OFFENDER TO MADNESS
  med> "WATER CURES" REMAIN POPULAR IN EUROPE
  biol> name used to denote AQUATIC HABITAT
        pl NAIADACEAE  NAIADALES  moll NAIADINA  NAIADITES
  rept NAIADOCHELYS   also NAIDEA  NAIDIDAE  NAIDOMORPHA
  NAIDIUM etc
  see> LYMPHAE from LYMPH = PURE WATER

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