This is a more contemporary view of a Nereid, or Sea Nymph. Now, before you hope to find yourself in the presence of one of these lovely creatures, be careful. Like any of the divine figures from Greek mythology, the Nereid can be quite dangerous. Beautiful and alluring, stunning and provocative, the Nereid’s sexual enticement often proves to be problematic for those unfortunate, or fortunate enough, to encounter them. Even the great Greek hero Odysseus became a captive and lover of the beautiful Nereid Calypso during his many journeys. Only the intervention of the goddess Athena helped gain his freedom.

Then again, being the lover of a Nereid such as Calypso, or the sea nymph above, does not sound like a bad fate for one of us mortals.