Alseid

In Greek mythology, Alseids (z; Ἀλσηΐδες) were the nymphs of glens and groves. Of the Classical writers, the first and perhaps only poet to use the term alseid is Homer. Rather than alseid he used alsea. The three uses of alsea by Homer are as follows: `The nymphs who live in the lovely groves (ἄλσεα - alsea), and the springs of ri....
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Alseid

(from the article `nymph`) ...the Naiads presided over springs, rivers, and lakes. The Oreads (oros, `mountain`) were nymphs of mountains and grottoes; the Napaeae (nape, ...
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