- Not to be confused with the episode.
Nyad was the first Elemental Master of Water and was able to control whales and ride on their backs. During the Battle of Nine Days, Nyad sacrificed herself by becoming one with the Endless Sea and took the Storm and Wave Amulets from Wojira.
Benthomaar asked Nya if she could control whales, like Nyad. He then explains the tale again, and Maya said that she told Nya the story as a child.
Benthomaar tells the ninja how Nyad was able to defeat Wojira by merging with the Endless Sea, which ultimately sealed her fate as she could not return to her original form.
While the ninja were hiding from Kalmaar and Wojira, Nya asks Benthomaar how Nyad became one with the sea to defeat Wojira. Benthomaar highly advises that Nya does not think about merging with the sea, as she will lose herself if she does so just like Nyad did before her.
The Legend of Nyad
The first Elemental Master of Water-and Nya’s ancestor-was a brave Merlopian warrior named Nyad. She fought her greatest battle deep in the Endless Sea against an enormous sea serpent called Wojira. Legend says that long ago, the monster was awakened and Nyad defeated her on the last day of the Battle of Nine Days. To do so, Nyad had to lose herself in her elemental power and become one with the sea. She was never seen again.
- 165. "A Big Splash" (pictured)
- 174. "Riddle of the Sphinx" (mentioned)
- 176. "Master of the Sea" (flashback)
- 179. "Nyad" (mentioned)
- 180. "The Turn of the Tide" (mentioned)
- Nya is named after her.
- Despite being a Merlopian, Benthomaar's flashback/story depicts her with purple skin, similar to a Keeper's.
- Chronologically, she is the first known Elemental Master to not be human, though Zane precedes her when going by debut appearances.
- She is the first original Elemental Master to be named.
- In "The Turn of the Tide," Kalmaar pronounces her name as "Ny-ad" rather than the normal "Nee-ad." This is the same way one would pronounce "naiad," nymphs from Greek myth who presided over freshwater.