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Hermaphroditus vs. Naiad

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Hermaphroditusnoun

(Greek mythology) son of Hermes and Aphrodite who merged with the nymph Salmacis to form one body

Naiadnoun

(Greek mythology) A female deity (nymph) associated with water, especially a spring, stream, or other fresh water.

Hermaphroditus

In Greek mythology, Hermaphroditus or Hermaphroditos ( (listen); Ancient Greek: Ἑρμαφρόδιτος, romanized: Hermaphróditos, [hermapʰróditos]) was a child of Aphrodite and Hermes. According to Ovid, he was born a remarkably handsome boy whom the naiad Salmacis attempted to rape and prayed to be united with forever.

Naiadnoun

(entomology) The aquatic larva (nymph) of a dragonfly or damselfly.

Naiadnoun

Any of various aquatic plants of the genus Najas.

Naiadnoun

A water nymph; one of the lower female divinities, fabled to preside over some body of fresh water, as a lake, river, brook, or fountain.

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Naiadnoun

Any species of a tribe (Naiades) of freshwater bivalves, including Unio, Anodonta, and numerous allied genera; a river mussel.

Naiadnoun

One of a group of butterflies. See Nymph.

Naiadnoun

Any plant of the order Naiadaceæ, such as eelgrass, pondweed, etc.

Naiadnoun

submerged aquatic plant having narrow leaves and small flowers; of fresh or brackish water

Naiadnoun

(Greek mythology) a nymph of lakes and springs and rivers and fountains

Naiadnoun

(in classical mythology) a water nymph said to inhabit a river, spring, or waterfall.

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Naiadnoun

the aquatic larva or nymph of a dragonfly, mayfly, or stonefly.

Naiadnoun

a submerged aquatic plant with narrow leaves and minute flowers.

Naiad

In Greek mythology, the naiads (; Greek: Ναϊάδες, translit. naïádes) are a type of female spirit, or nymph, presiding over fountains, wells, springs, streams, brooks and other bodies of fresh water.

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