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The Lampads or "Lampades" (Greek: Λαμπάδες) are the nymphs of the Underworld in Greek mythology. Companions of Hecate, the Greek titan goddess of witchcraft and crossroads, they were a gift from Zeus for Hecate's loyalty in the Titanomachy. They bear torches and accompany Hecate on her night-time travels and hauntings. Some accounts tell of how the light of the Lampads' torches has the power to drive one to madness.

The Lampads were probably the daughters or sons of various Underworld gods, Daimones, river gods, or Nyx.

The Lampads' Roman name is Nymphae Avernales.

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