Nymphs are the spirits of nature in Greek mythology, almost always portrayed as beautiful women. They tend to be curious and/or mischievous creatures who can procreate with human males. There are multiple types of Nymphs depending on what type of nature is being represented.
- Water = Naiads
- Trees = Dryads
- Mountains = Oreads
In Popular Culture
the word nymphomaniac derives from behavior: Flirtatious and erotic.