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In "Greek mythology, an Oread (; "Ancient Greek: Ὀρειάς, stem Ὀρειάδ- Oreas/Oread-, from ὄρος, "mountain") or Orestiad ; Όρεστιάδες, Orestiades) is a mountain "nymph. They differ from each other according to their dwelling: the Idaeae were from "Mount Ida, Peliades from Mount Pelion, etc. They were associated with "Artemis, since the goddess, when she went out hunting, preferred mountains and rocky precipices.
The term itself appears to be "Hellenistic, first attested in "Bion of Smyrna's Αδὠνιδος Επιτἀφιος and thus post-Classical.
List of Oreads
The number of Oreads includes but is not limited to:
- ^ Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon s.v. text at Perseus project
- ^ "Pausanias, Description of Greece 3.26.11
- ^ "Bibliotheca 3.8.1
- ^ "Pausanias, Description of Greece 10.5.5
- ^ "Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae 970
- ^ "Bibliotheca 1.4.5
- ^ "Hyginus, Astronomica, 2.2
- ^ "Pausanias, Description of Greece 8.38.0
- ^ "Antoninus Liberalis, Metamorphoses 13
- ^ "Pausanias, Description of Greece 8.30.2
- ^ "Plutarch, Life of Aristides 11. 3
- ^ "Pausanias, Description of Greece 9.3.9