Greek Nymphs Hamadryades  

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The HAMADRYADES (pronounced hama-uh-DRI-a-deez) are Greek Nymphs, the eight daughters of Oxylos, the male spirit of the forest, and Hamadryas, a Dryad. Each was responsible for one particular species of tree--AIGEIROS (also seen as AEGEIRUS) for the black poplar, AMPELOS (or AMPELUS) for vines, BALANOS (or BALANUS) for the oak, KARYA (or CARYA) for nut trees, KRANEIA (or CRANEA) for the cherry, MOREA for the mulberry, PTELEA for the elm, and SYKE (or SYCE) for the fig.

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