The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Nymphs of the fresh-water fountains and streams, and as such endowed with prophetic power, and associated with other deities in the sphere of nature gifted with the same power; are represented as lovely maidens in a nude or semi-nude state.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Naiads'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/n/naiads.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.