One of the twelve classes of Nymphs, the Oceanids were daughters of Okeanos, and were nymphs of fountains and streams. Their names reflected the different aspects of streams--
Prymno -- 'like a cascade that falls over an abrupt height'
Hippo -- 'like a swift current'
Plexaure -- 'like a dashing brook'
Galaxaure -- 'like the refreshing coolness of a shady stream
Calypso -- 'like the hidden tide'
Rhodeia -- 'flowing among rose trees'
Kallirrhoe -- 'like a beautiful stream'
Melolois -- 'like a river that waters the meadows'
Telesto -- 'nymph of the cool springs'

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