Nymeia

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Nymeia {nim-may'-uh} is the watcher of celestial bodies and goddess of fate. She commands the element of Water and is associated with the fourth moon of the Eorzean calendar. Nymeia is the younger sister of Althyk and master of Rhalgr. She is most often depicted as a weaver donning a white, silken veil. Her symbol is the spinning wheel.
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Pantheon: The Twelve
Title: The Spinner
Subtitle: Watcher of celestial bodies
Goddess of: Fate
Symbol: The spinning wheel
Gender: Female
Aspect: Water
Depiction: A weaver donning a white, silken veil.
Month: 4
Biography
Siblings: older brother Althyk

Other: master of Rhalgr

Etymology
Nymeia appears to be closely associated with the one of the Three Fates, Clotho, and her equivalent in Roman mythology, Nona.

Nymeia is depicted as the "younger sister," a weaver of fate, donning a veil of white. Clotho, which literally means "spinner," was the youngest of the three sisters of Fate, and spun the thread of life from her distaff onto her spindle. Her thread represented human life and her decisions represented the fate of all men in society. In some mythological tales, Clotho is believed to be the daughter of Uranus and Gaea, making her the sister of Saturn. Since Althyk, elder brother of Nymeia, appears closely associated with Saturn himself, this sibling connection is also preserved.

During early stages of the beta test, Nymeia was originally associated with the Ninth Month of the Eorzean calendar. This is significant because Nona, the Roman version of Clotho, was also referred to as "the Ninth" and called upon during a woman's ninth month of pregnancy.

Notes
  • Nymeia the Spinner is a goddess among the Twelve who spins the fates of all Eorzeans. Not only in control of destiny, she is also favored by those who seek luck, such as gamblers. She is the patron goddess of weavers and is said to have a fickle personality.
  • Information in pre-release versions of FF14 associated Nymeia with the 9th of the Eorzean calendar.
  • Nymeia briefly became the matron deity of Ala Mhigo during the reign of King Theodoric from 1552 to the city-state's fall in 1557.
  • Bouquets of Nymeia Lilies are placed upon lichstones as an offering to the dead. The Nymeia Lily is said to be beloved of the Spinner.
  • The "Saint of Nymeia" was an Ishgardian Temple Knight who, during cold winter nights, offered food and shelter to children orphaned by war in his knights' barracks despite regulations. It has become an Eorzean custom to give gifts during this time, and children are known to write letters to Nymeia in hopes of receiving a gift during the Starlight Celebration. [1]
  • The mark of Nymeia is found near the Moraby Drydocks in Lower La Noscea. It was found in roughly the same area before the Calamity.
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