►Greek Mythology: “The Pleiades”.

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"The Pleiades" by Elihu Vedder (1885). “The Pleiades” by Elihu Vedder (1885).

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The Pleiades were seven sisters: Maia, Electra, Alcyone, Taygete, Asterope, Celaeno and Merope.

Their parents were Atlas, a Titan who held up the sky, and the Oceanid Pleione, the protectress of sailing.

They were the sisters of the Hyades (a sisterhood of Nymphs that bring rain) and they were all together known as Atlantides . 

As it was already said, they were seven in number, six of whom are described as visible, and the seventh as invisible.

Some call the seventh Merope and relate that she became invisible from shame, because she alone among her sisters had had intercourse with a mortal man; Sisyphus, the King of Corinth.

Another explanation for the ‘lost’ star related to the myth of the Electra, an ancestress of the royal house of Troy. After the Trojan War and the destruction of…

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2 thoughts on “►Greek Mythology: “The Pleiades”.

  1. Thanks so much for reblogging, dear Kate… I appreciate it very much…
    I will add a widget in the right side bar of my blog, linking to yours… I wanted to do so not only as a to show how grateful I am… But because I truly like your blog…
    Thanks, Again. I wish you a great friday and weekend ahead. Aquileana 🌟

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  2. Hello Aquileana. You’re very welcome. I like to reblog any interesting posts I come across – sharing is what the internet is all about I think. Thank you very much for your kind words. I am so glad you like it. I find your blog very interesting. I love the myths and legends and the artwork is beautiful. Thanks again – have a wonderful Friday and a great weekend – Kate :0)


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