Nereids

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These were water spirits of the sea from ancient Greek legend. There were 50 of them all together and they were the cousins of the Harpies, Gorgons, Ladon, Echidna and Graeae. The Nerieds helped Jason and the Argonauts to escape the Planctae and the Wandering Rocks. They were at Achilles funeral and were present at the wedding of Peleus and Thetis where they performed a spiral dance on sand.

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