Mythology & Beliefs: Nereids In Greek and Roman Mythology, Nereids were sea nymphs; attendants on Poseidon.
Nereids in Wikipedia
In Greek mythology, the Nereids (pronounced /ˈnɪəri.ɪdz/,
NEER-ee-idz; Ancient Greek: Νηρηΐδες) are sea nymphs, the
fifty daughters of Nereus and Doris. They often accompany
Poseidon and are always friendly and helpful towards sailors
fighting perilous storms. They are particularly associated
with the Aegean Sea, where they dwelt with their father in
the depths within a silvery cave. The most notable of them
are Thetis, wife of Peleus and mother of Achilles;
Amphitrite, wife of Poseidon; and Galatea, love of the
In Iliad XVIII, when Thetis cries out in sympathy for the
grief of Achilles for the slain Patroclus,
“ There gathered round her every goddess, every Nereid
that was in the deep salt sea. Glauce was there and Thaleia
and Cymodoce; Nesaea, Speio, Thoe and ox-eyed Halie;
Cymothoe, Actaee and Limnoreia; Melite, Iaera, Amphithoe and
Agaue; Doto, Proto, Pherusa and Dynamene; Dexamene,
Amphinome and Callianeira; Doris, Panope and far-sung
Galatea; Nemertes, Apseudes and Callianassa. Clymene came
too, with Ianeira, Ianassa, Maera, Oreithuia, Amatheia of
the lovely locks, and other Nereids of the salt sea depths.
The silvery cave was full of nymphs...