This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word oread
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(Greek mythology) one of the mountain nymphs
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A mountain nymph. An anthropomorphic appearance of the spirit of a mountain.
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In Greek mythology, an Oread or Orestiad was a type of nymph that lived in mountains, valleys, ravines. 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 mounts and rocky precipices.