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Nereids (NEER-ee-eds): in Greek Mythology, these are sea nymphs, the fifty daughters of Nereus and Doris. They often accompany Poseidon, and are always friendly and helpful towards sailors fighting perilous storms. The most notable of them is Thetis, wife of Peleus and mother of Achilles.

The third-largest moon of the planet Neptune is named Nereid after these.