Napaeae in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology
[NYMPHAE.] - A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and
mythology, William Smith, Ed.
Napaeae in Wikipedia
In Greek mythology, the Napaeae (Ancient Greek: ναπαῖαι, from
νάπη; English translation: "a wooded dell") were a type of
nymph that lived in wooded valleys, glens or grottoes.
Statius invoked them in his Thebaid, when the naiad Ismenis
addresses her mortal son Krenaios:
"I was held a greater goddess and the queen of Nymphae. Where
alas! is that late crowd of courtiers round thy motherís
halls, where are the Napaeae that prayed to serve thee?"  -