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In Greek mythology, the Limnads (/ˈlɪmnædz, -nədz/; Ancient Greek: Λιμνάδες) or Limnatides (Ancient Greek: Λιμνατιδες) or Leimenids (/ˈlmɪnɪdz/; Ancient Greek: Λειμενίδες) were a type of Naiad.


The Limnads are Naiads that lived in freshwater lakes, their parents were the Potamoi (river gods) or the lake gods.

Types and names[edit]

The number of Limnads includes but is not limited to:


  1. ^ Nonnus, Dionysiaca 15.370 ff
  2. ^ Ovid, Metamorphoses 5.47 ff
  3. ^ Bibliotheca 3. 144
  4. ^ Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica 4. 1493 ff
  5. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae 14
  6. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece 1. 14. 6