Pleiades

Science / Astrology / Pleiades: A group of fixed stars in the constellation Taurus. They are called the 'Weeping Sisters' because, according to Greek mythology, seven sisters, Alcyone, Merope, Cel?¦no, Taygeta, Maia, Electra and Sterope, daughters of Atlas and the nymph Pleione, killed themselves for grief when Atlas was transformed into a mountain. According to a different version, Jupiter transformed the sisters into stars so they could escape the attentions of Orion. The largest star in the group is Alcyone at about 29° Taurus.

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