In Greek mythology, the Nereids are sea nymphs (female spirits of sea waters), the 50 daughters of the ‘Old Man of the Sea‘ Nereus and the Oceanid Doris, sisters to their brother Nerites. They often accompany Poseidon, the god of the sea, and can be friendly and helpful to sailors.
Each one of them has a unique name that describes the beauty and the characteristics of the sea.
The 50 Nereids
Agaue, Actaea, Alea, Alimide, Amphitrite, Autonoe, Clymene, Ferousa Galatea, Galene, Glauce, Glauconome, Dynamene, Doto, Erato, Euagore, Euarne, Eudore, Eucrante, Eulimene, Eunice, Eupompe, Hippothoe, Hipponoe, Ione, Kymatolege, Kymodoke, Kymothoe, KYMO, Laomedeia, Leiagore, Lysianassa, Melite, Menippe, Nemertes, Nesaea, Neso, Panope, Pasithea, Polynoe, Pontoporeia, Pronoe, Protomedeia, Proto, Sao, Speio, Themisto, Thetis, Thoe, Psamathe.
Kymo was the nereid that could give birth to the waves.
Kymo or Koumeli is a Greek non-civilized isle at the Libyan Sea, near the east side of Crete.
Nereid Kymo – Kyma in Greek means wave.
Beyond beautiful, Kymo is a tireless traveller, soothes the wild sea and the hostile bays. She is the goddess of peace, caring and life, the protector of boats, hates the abrasiveness and wildness of the elements, she makes sure transportations are safe and pleasant without fear and discomfort.