~Elemental supernaturals continued
As we discussed only the freshwater contingent of the Water Deva, the Naiads, now is the time to address the other component, the saltwater Nereids, who are probably the worst kept “secret” of the Deva. Nereids are sociable, loving to interact with humans, witches, and other supernaturals, so it isn’t unusual for a pod to climb aboard a boat or a cruise ship to enjoy the social atmosphere for a time, or even to come ashore in a port city for a bit of a party. Nereids come ashore more often these days, as the human world becomes more accepting that gender and sexuality occur on a spectrum. Most Nereids are pansexual, polyamorous, and gender fluid. Personal choices in these areas are respected and rarely questioned.
Nereids are the ocean-dwelling Water Deva. While some may look similar to Naiads, and share an Element, they are not the same species. Nereids can exist in freshwater for a short period of time, just as a Naiad may live in saltwater for time, but eventually both will become poisoned by the water and may even die.