Study Guide

Nymphs Sightings

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Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

The Odyssey by Homer

Odysseus gets frisky with Calypso, the sexy nymph of the sea, in this most epic of epic poems.


Dec 20, 2019

The Bacchae

Dionysus gets crazy with his pet nymphs, the Maenads, in this gruesome Greek tragedy.

Jan 1, 1970 - Jan 1, 1970

The Argonautica by Apollonius Rhodius

Heracles is mega-mad when he loses his boy-lover Hylas to a school of seductive of water nymphs while on Jason's Quest for the Golden Fleece.

Dec 20, 2019

Metamorphoses by Ovid

This mega-influential collection of myth-y poems includes stories about all kinds of famous nymphs—Eurydice, Io, Daphne, and friends.

Dec 20, 1595

A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

The magical and mischievous fairies in this play sure remind us a whole lot of the nymphs of Greek mythology.

Dec 20, 2019

"Slow, Slow Fresh Fount" by Ben Jonson

In this excerpt from the play Cynthia's Revels, a nymph named Echo mourns the death of Narcissus, her self-obsessed object of obsession.

Dec 20, 2019

"Lycidas" by John Milton

In response to the death of a friend who drowned, Milton wrote a poem where cold-hearted water nymphs drag a man to his death under the waves.

Dec 20, 2019

The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan

This whole series for young adults is chock full of nymphs of every kind—nereids, dryads, you name it.


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