The Heliade Nymphs


In Greek mythology, the Heliade nymphs were the daughters of the sun-god, Helios. When their brother Phaethon was run over by Zeus’ sun chariot, the girls surrounded their brother’s body and in their grief, were transformed into popular trees and their tears into Amber. The Heliades names were:
Aegle
  • Meaning “shining, radiant.”
  • (AY-glee)
Aetherie

  • Meaning: “clear sky.”
  • (ATHE-eh-REE)
Dioxippe

  • Meaning: “pulled by horses.”
  • (dy-UH-zipp-pee)
Helia

  • Meaning: “sun”
  • (HEE-lee-uh); (HAY-lee-uh)
Lampetia

  • Meaning: “shining”
  • (lam-PAY-tee-uh)
Merope

  • Meaning: “face turned.”
  • (MARE-uh-PEE)
Phoebe

  • Meaning: “bright; shining”
  • (FEE-bee)

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