1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Dryades
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DRYADES, or Hamadryades, in Greek mythology, nymphs of trees and woods. Each particular tree (δρῦς ) was the home of its own special Dryad, who was supposed to be born and to die with it (ἅμα).