You know, swimming in lakes, collecting miniature butterflies and putting them in boxes and writing letters to nymphs.
A disappointment: why nothing about nymphs and satyrs in mythology?
It was a day or two after I had come home from the secret place that I first really knew the nymphs.
Do you not perceive that I am already overtaken by the nymphs to whom you have mischievously exposed me?
The nymphs of the pave, who made this place their habitation, were all returned from the toils of the night.
She gazes into heaven and seems unconscious of the nymphs sporting about her.
A Valkyrie comes to her and tells her that Wotan's spear is broken, and advises her to give the ring to the Rhine nymphs.
She said that all her guests should appear either as goblins or as nymphs.
The nymphs were supposed goddesses of the mountains, forests, meadows, and waters.
It just happens that I have kept some Anthophora-cells occupied by larv or nymphs.
late 14c., "class of semi-divine female beings," from Old French nimphe (13c.), from Latin nympha "nymph, demi-goddess; bride, mistress, young woman," from Greek nymphe "bride, young wife," later "beautiful young woman," then "semi-divine being in the form of a beautiful maiden;" related to Latin nubere "to marry, wed" (see nuptial). Sub-groups include dryads, hamadryads, naiads, nereids, and oreads. Sense in English of "young woman, girl" is attested from 1580s. Meaning "insect stage between larva and adult" is recorded from 1570s. Related: Nymphal; nymphean.
The immature form of those insects that do not pass through a pupal stage. Nymphs usually resemble the adults, but are smaller, lack fully developed wings, and are sexually immature. Compare imago, larva, pupa.
Female spirits of classical mythology who lived in forests, bodies of water, and other places outdoors.
Note: By extension, a “nymph” is a beautiful or seductive woman.