In mythology a princess of Phaeacia who helps Odysseus when he arrives, shipwrecked. His emergence naked from the sea and meeting with her is shown in art.
Above: Odysseus with sprigs and Nausikaa. Detail from Athenian red-figure clay vase about 475-425 BC. Munich Antikensammlungen und Glyptothek 2322. Photo. Mus. W 404. © Antikensammlungen, Munich.