♡ In Greek Mythology, the Naiads or Naiades were a type of nymph who presided over fountains, wells, springs, streams, and brooks. They were known to be very ancient spirits that inhabited the still waters of marshes, ponds and lagoon-lakes. The essence of a Naiad was bound to her spring, so if a Naiad’s body of water dried, she would die.
The Naiads were fresh-water Nymphs who inhabited the rivers, streams, lakes, marshes, fountains and springs of the earth. They were immortal, minor divinities who were invited to attend the assemblies of the gods on Mount Olympos.