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NYMPHAEACEAE (La)
Water Lily Family(Le)
nymphae, = demi-goddesses who inhabit the sea, rivers, fountains,woods, trees and mountains; nymphs. The Nymphs** (Νύμφαι), were deities who peopled the countryside, woods and, streams. They were the spirits of the fields and of nature in general, personifying its fecundity and gracefulness.
(ld, PG)