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The Oceanids, Nymphs of the Sea, are daughters of Oceanus and Tethys. The ocean is redolent of fertility and so there are at least three thousand Oceanids, although not all their names are familiar or known. They are beautiful women of the sea. The Oceanids or at least some of them were Persephone’s companions prior to her abduction. The Oceanids are not vampiric mermaids but benevolent ones who protect mariners. They may be invoked for assistance en masse as needed. The goddess Calypso is sometimes classified as an Oceanid.
Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses– Written by Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.