Dungeons & Dragons creature
Alignment Chaotic Good
Type Fey
Source books
First appearance
Mythological origins Nymph
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In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the nymph is a fey. Nature's embodiment of physical beauty, they are so unbearably lovely that even a glimpse can blind or kill onlookers. They are based on the nymphs of Greek mythology.

Physical Description[]

Nymphs resemble elven women but are unfathomably perfect and beautiful. They are so physically attractive, in fact, that the slightest glance can stun a person, drive a person mad, permanently blind them, or even kill them. Nymphs are apparently able to suppress this effect if they choose to, however.


Little of anything official has been said about the society of nymphs. They prefer attractive aquatic environments, such as a secluded cove or sandy beach, and are mostly solitary, though sometimes live in groups. They might assist a group of adventurers or have a love affair with a man who wanders into their midst, but there is little contact between them and civilization otherwise (this is typical for a fey). Nymphs absolutely abhor ugliness and evil.


  • Richards, Jonathan M. "The Ecology of the Nymph." Dragon #240. TSR, 1997.