Dryad - A dryad is a tree nymph, or female tree spirit, in Greek mythology. In Greek drys signifies "oak." Thus, dryads are specifically the nymphs of oak trees, though the term has come to be used for all tree nymphs in general. They were normally considered to be very shy creatures, except around the goddess Artemis, who was known to be a friend to most nymphs. Tags: dryads, tree nymphs, nymphs, hamadryads,
In this visualization, the most influential gods and goddesses are illustrated in great detail. The chart displays Mt. Olympus which is one of the most important places in classic mythology. The impact that the gender roles have in mythology are discussed. According to this depiction, some of the beliefs and practices in many modern day religions derived from classic mythology.