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The NEREIDS are Sea-NYMPHS, assumed to be fifty in number. Few among them have myths of their own.
It is told that Queen Cassiopea boasted of being better than them all, and the NEREIDS were angered. So Poseidon, sharing their wrath, sent a flood and a monster against Ethiopia. As a result of the calamity that followed, Andromeda was exposed as a prey to calm the monster, being later delivered by Perseus.
The NEREIDS are also remembered for having helped the ARGONAUTS to steer their ship when they encountered Charybdisand Scylla 1, and the Wandering Rocks See more
The Nereid Monument is a sculptured tomb from Xanthos in classical period Lycia. The ruins were rediscovered by British traveller Charles Fellows in the early 1840s. Fellows had them shipped to the British Museum: there some of them have been reconstructed to show what the East façade of the monument would have looked like.
Fecha publicación: 20.1.2015
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