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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

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


  • Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, v. 2, page 1216
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