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  • KOCH: But Waveland, Mississippi's all female Mardi Gras crew called Nereids was determined.

    CNN Transcript Feb 27, 2006

  • KOCH: But Waveland, Mississippi's all-female Mardi Gras Krewe called Nereids was determined.

    CNN Transcript Feb 27, 2006

  • Thirty years ago, my first wife and I had lived in a tiny stone hut next door to this magnificent house on a bay called Kalamitsi, land once considered sacred to the Nereids, sea nymphs of Greek myth.

    So No More He'll Go A-Roving

  • I see the bloated corpses of Nereids, once silver and iridescent green that cut through the salt water like jeweled knives.

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  • Mythology: the wife of Nereus and mother of the Nereids, or sea nymphs.

    15,000 Baby Names

  • Lo! from the depths of salt Aegean floods I, Poseidon, come, where choirs of Nereids trip in the mazes of the graceful dance; for since the day that Phoebus and myself with measurement exact set towers of stone about this land of Troy and ringed it round, never from my heart hath passed away a kindly feeling for my Phrygian town, which now is smouldering and o'erthrown, a prey to Argive prowess.

    The Trojan Women

  • Troy by those countless oars, what time ye led the Nereids 'dance, where the dolphin music-loving rolled and gambolled round your dusky prows, escorting Achilles, nimble son of Thetis, when he went with Agamemnon to the banks of Trojan Simois;

    Electra

  • Portumnus and all the company of Nereids from the cold tides of the sea to the burning tides of love.

    The Defense

  • Nereids darted upward and circled in their ranks round the ship Argo, while Thetis guided its course.

    The Argonautica

  • I would mingle with the festival the rural divinities, I would convoke the Dryads and the Nereids.

    Les Miserables

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