They were the daughters of Oceanus, who presided over the sources of earth’s fresh-water; from rain-clouds to subterranean springs and fountains. Their numbers included the Nephelae (Cloud-Nymphs), Aurae (Breeze-Nymphs), Naiads (Spring and Fountain Nymphs), Leimonids (Pasture Nymphs), and Anthousae (Flower Nymphs). 

Symbols: Water pitcher
Parents: Oceanus and Tethys

Les Oceanides Les Naiades de la mer, c. 1860, Gustave Doré.

The eldest among them were numbered among the Titans; Styx, Dione, Metis, Clymene, Eurynome, Doris, Electra, and Pleione.

Another group of Oceanids were handmaidens of the Olympian goddesses, the most prominent of these were the sixty Oceanid companions of Artemis, Peitho the handmaiden of Aphrodite, and Clymene the handmaiden of Hera.

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