A Dryad is a tree nymph, a female spirit of a tree, in Greek mythology. In Greek drys signifies "oak". Thus, dryads are specifically the nymphs of oak trees, though the term has come to be used for all tree nymphs in general. They were normally very shy, except around the goddess Artemis, who was known to be a friend to most nymphs.

A Dryad is a tree nymph, a female spirit of a tree, in Greek mythology. In Greek drys signifies "oak". Thus, dryads are specifically the nymphs of oak trees, though the term has come to be used for all tree nymphs in general. They were normally very shy, except around the goddess Artemis, who was known to be a friend to most nymphs.

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Gorgeous blue sea and white beach in Greece.  Shop the beachwear collection at matthewwilliamson.com

Gorgeous blue sea and white beach in Greece. Shop the beachwear collection at matthewwilliamson.com

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Shops in Rhodes old town, Greece http://www.yourcruisesource.com/two_chefs_culinary_cruise_-_istanbul_to_athens_greek_isles_cruise.htm

Shops in Rhodes old town, Greece http://www.yourcruisesource.com/two_chefs_culinary_cruise_-_istanbul_to_athens_greek_isles_cruise.htm

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Crystal clear waters on a beach in Naxos. Click to shop swimwear by Matthew…

Crystal clear waters on a beach in Naxos. Click to shop swimwear by Matthew…

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