NAIADS (Greek naiádes;
compare with naiō, naō “to stream, to flow”)
in Greek mythology water ➚ nymphs dwelling in springs, streams and rivers. They were the offspring of ➚ Oceanus and ➚ Tethys . Naiads had the power of healing. In genealogy they were often considered the primeval mothers.
 H e s., Theog., 369 ff.