Tágides or the Tagus Nymphs

Tágides or the Tagus Nymphs

Are mythological beings that inhabited the river Tagus, first were mentioned in a poem by André de Resende and later immortalized by Camões in his masterpiece – Os Lusiadas.

In the heart of Lisbon there´s a fountain called Luminosa /Luminous where some of these creatures were carved in stone some standing, some on their knees coming out of the water holding their sea shells that announced the sea..til today we say that if we listen closely we can hear the ocean inside one.

In a modern approach made of wood, can be seen in front of the Atlantic Pavilion in the Walk of the Tagus Nymphs coming out of a shallow lake.

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