minor female nature deity in Greek and Roman mythology

A nymph is a kind of female nature entity/spirit in Greek mythology. They are often companions of Greek gods and goddesses. Nymphs can be divided into different kinds, such as:

Aura, a wind nymph
A 19th Century French School painting tentatively identified as "Hylas and a Nymph" -the encounter of one male and one female suggests the mythological story of the nymph Salmacis seducing the youth Hermaphroditus

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