is derived from the old High German Word Nihhus which meanings crocodile; And at one time was vast in the fresh waters -called the Water Moster.
These creatures still retain the monstrous element in their descriptions, but have become much more aligned to the spirit form as their folklore~
seducing to the eye. This is all above the waist and having a tail of
a fish in the manner such as a mermaid as the bottom. The Nix usually always inhabits freshwater, almost never the oceans. This is one way of separating the two. They are a malicious creature however- A predatory, by using its beauty to entice mortal men to their doom to the depths of the waters of lakes, ponds, wells, fountains, or even rivers. These Nihhus are more of a different image than the usual image of the Nix or
I found this Nymphs to be quite interesting and rare.. It was one of the first that I found of this type of Mermaid. I hope you all will Enjoy this legend of the Nymph/Mermaid of /Germany.. Much love to you All ... Your Wendy.-ooo)