Pleiades

Greek - Daughters of Atlas and Pleione or Aethra. Half-sisters of the Hyades. These seven daughters, Alcyone, Celaeno, Electra, Maia, Merope, Sterope and Taygete, were changed into doves or pigeons and set in the sky as stars to escape Orion who had pursued them relentlessly. Others say that they died of grief at the death of their half-sisters, the Hyades or when their brother Hylas was killed in a hunting accident. In this story, their number varies from seven to ten. As descendants of Atlas they are sometimes referred to as the Atlantides. Also commonly identified as Pleiades, Seven Sisters, Seven Sisters, Weepers, Weepers or Pleiades.
North American - A northern constellation. The Blackfoot tribe regard the stars as lost children who, through poverty, were compelled to seek refuge in the heavens. The Cherokee regard this group of stars as the home of the starspirits, the anitsutsa, which the Huron refer to as Huti Watsi Ya. The Inuits say that they represent a group of hunters and their dogs who chased a bear (the Great Bear) into the sky. At times, referred to as Pleiades, Seven Sisters, Seven Sisters, Weepers, Weepers or Pleiades.

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