In Greek Mythology, Okeanid nymphs of clouds and rain rose up from the earth bearing water to the heavens and were sisters to the Naiades, nymphs of the springs. In Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, it is the Okeanides who flew to sooth Prometheus chained to a mountain craig and he cried out, “what may be this rustling stir of birds, the air whirs with the light rush of wings”. In another myth, Ixion, King of Lapiths fell in love with Hera and tried to rape her. She told her husband Zeus, wanting to determine the truth of Hera’s accusation Zeus fashioned a cloud nymph to look like Hera and laid it by Ixion’s side. After when Ixion bragged that he had slept with Hera, Zeus punished him, tying him to a wheel that spun him away into the air and indeed the Nephele, cloud nymph, bore Kentauros from Ixion’s seed, the origins of the race of Centaurus.