The Nymph is an enemy from Final Fantasy IX found in the grassy areas North and West of Cleyra on the Mist Continent. She uses Night to put the entire party to Sleep, which Quina can learn by eating a Nymph. Otherwise, she is not very strong.
A friendly Nymph can also be encountered as part of a side quest in the forest on Pualei Plains on the Outer Continent. She will ask for three Ores and will reward the party with 30 AP for such action.
[view·edit·purge]In Greek mythology, nymphs are nature entities in the form of nubile women associated with a particular landform or location. Nymphs tended to frequent areas distant from humans, but could be encountered by lone travelers outside the village, where their music might be heard, and the traveler could spy on their dancing or bathing in a stream or pool either during the noon heat or in the middle of the night. Such encounters could be dangerous, bringing dumbness, besotted infatuation, madness or stroke to the unfortunate spectator.
Modern usage of the word "nymph" often refers to flirtatious or promiscuous women.