A nymph is a fey associated with still waters. Nymphs are generally regarded as nature spirits who animate nature, and usually appear as beautiful, young nubile maidens who love to dance and sing; enjoying their amorous freedom. They dwell in mountains and groves, by springs and rivers, and also in trees and in valleys and cool grottoes.

Many have lost their lives in vain search of the beauty of the nymph, and many more to the madness and obsession their grace has upon minds and bodies unprepared for their companionship. Yet the nymph herself is not a cruel creature—a guardian of nature's purest places and most beautiful realms, she treats those who respect her and her abode with kindness, and may even favor someone who takes her fancy with magical gifts. Yet those who would seek to abuse or harm her or her home quickly find that behind her beauty is a fierce protector more than capable of defending her charge.

Though living for many years, Nymphs are nevertheless fated to die, even though some of them talk and carry on as if they were immortal.

They were worshiped in a nymphaeum, a monumental fountain which was raised in the vicinity of a well.

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