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Jul. 8th, 2004 @ 10:31 pm i'm surpriiiiiiiiiised that you've never been told before that you're lovely and you're perfect
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So, I was looking around for some names of the elemental creatures we were talking about. It's hard, because the classical mytholgies don't usually give names to them. Oh, I also read that dryads are an air creature. Erm? I dunno, I only saw that once. But I did find names of some dryads and hamadryads, and some nereids (water nymphs) and oceanids (ocean nymphs).

Dryads
- Daphne, the most famous.
- Eurydice

Nereids and Oceanids

"Proto, Eukrante, Amphitrite, and Sao,
Eudora, Thetis, Galene
, and Glauke,
Kymothoe, Speio, Thoe,
and lovelyHalia,
Pasithea, Erato
, and Eunike of the rosy arms,
graceful Melite, Eulimene, and Agaue,
Doto, Proto, Pherousa,
and Dynamene,
Nesaia, Aktaia,
and Protomedeia,
Doris, Panope,
and beautiful Galatea,
Hippothoe
the lovely and Hipponoe of the rosy arms,
Kymodoke, who, with Kymatolege and Amphitrite
the fair-ankled, easily calms the waves
in the misty sea and the gusts of stormy winds,
Kymo, Eione, and fair-wreathed Halimede,
laughter-loving Glaukonome and Pontoporeia,
Leiagora, Euagora,
and Laomedeia,
Poulynoe, Autonoe,
and Lysianassa,
Euarne
of the lovely body and unblemished face,
Psamathe of the graceful build, and splendid Menippe,
Nesso, Eupompe, Themisto,
and Pronoe,
and Nemertes, whose mind is like that of her father.
These were the daughters born to blameless Nereus,
fifty of them, all wise in deeds of perfection."

Oceanids:
"They are Peitho, Admete, Ianthe, and Electra,
Doris, Prymno,
and godlike Ourania,
Hippo, Klymene, Rhodeia, and Kallirhoe,
Zeuxo, Klytia, Idyia,
and Peisithoe,
Plexaura, Galaxaura,
and lovely Dione,
Melobosis, Thoe,
and beautiful Polydora,
shapelyKerkeis and cow-eyed Plouto,
Perseis, Ianeira, Akaste,
and Xanthe,
lovely Petraia, Menestho, and Europe,
Metis, Eurynome,
and saffron-robed Telesto,
Chryseis, Asia,
and enchanting Kalypso,
Eudora, Tyche, Amphiro,
and Okyrhoe,
and Styx, who holds the highest rank.
These are the eldest daughters born to Tethys
and Okeanos."


I couldn't find any name or translation for "phoenix", and "salamander" is kind of lame... and then I got lazy and stopped looking for fire spirits.

I found a Fairy Name Generator, which isn't classic, but it's cute. Then I found this site,, which has more names.
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From:sarelieva
Date:July 9th, 2004 06:08 am (UTC)
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the generator is cute. :-) I guess I have a lot of things to pick from... hmmm. Have to think about that. I wonder if the salamander in Rose Daughter has a name. I'll check before I return it to the library (haven't reread it yet). And of course, Heidi could always be Fawkes. <3
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From:whalerin2001
Date:July 9th, 2004 06:10 am (UTC)
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I know this is silly, and I'm kind of mixing worlds...but what if we used our bells as our elemental names? (I'm sorry I really like the bells) The bells sound enough like elemental names that who would know the different
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From:sarelieva
Date:July 9th, 2004 06:47 am (UTC)
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that could work. mixing worlds is cool. And there are sort of elementals in Sabriel. the river, which is sometimes Death and sometimes protection, Charter Magic, Free Magic... Also, the different beings after whom the bells are named are sort of elementals (like, the Dog. LOL)
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