Nymphe Khariklo

By: pelly*made

Jun 05 2013

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(or Chariclo) was a nymph of Mount Pelion in Thessalia, the wife of the Kentauros (centaur) Kheiron (Chiron). She was the foster mother of many of the great heroes of Greece including Akhilleus (Achilles), Peleus, Aristaios and Asklepios

wiki: the Nymphs (Greek: νύμφες, nymphes) were the daughters of Zeus, the King of the gods. They ranged over beautiful groves and dwelled near springs, in mountains through which rivers flowed and in woods. There were Celestial Nymphs, Sea Nymphs, Land Nymphs , Wood Nymphs and Underworld Nymphs in Greek mythology. The Greek word νύμφη has “bride” and “veiled” among its meanings: hence a marriageable young woman

Because of their close connection to water, a fertilizing element, the Nymphs were worshiped as daemons of fertility and vegetation.The nymphs protected the plants and animals and were also playing the role of nurses who occasionally raised human beings

The Nymphs were also joining the Greek gods (and were part of their retinue), such as Apollo, Dionysus, Hermes, or Pan, or a goddess, generally the huntress Artemis. Nymphs were the frequent target of satyrs

A treat for the Greek mythology aficionados:

~ An amazing site I just stumbled upon

http://www.theoi.com/

~ An endless list of the ancient Greek Nymphs and their beautiful names

http://www.theoi.com/Cat_Nymphai.html

… a great place if you are “hunting” names out of the ordinary  :)

 

 

 

 

2 comments on “Nymphe Khariklo”

  1. I learn a lot on your blog dear Pelly :D xox


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