Pleiades

Astronomy

Fixed Stars

Western Mythologies

Babylonians

Known as he Mul-mul which traslates as simply the stars

Egyptians

Plaiades

Greek

The original name for this constelation according to Endoxos of Knidoes c. 403-350BCE was the Clusterers, it was also not connected to the Bull or Tarus. The clusterers remain until the introduction of the Hopparcho-ptolemy list of stars where it is renamed as the Pleiadies along with being incorporated with the bull.

Pleiadies were the seven daugthers of Atlas and the nymph Pieone, who were turned into the stars with there sister Hydra on account if there virtues and mutral affections. Interestingky the temple of Athene in Athenes has been indicated by Locker to be orientated to Pleiades.

Phoenicians

Romans

Arabic

Indigenous Mythologies

"Q" Celts

Irish:

"P" Celts

Breton:

Welsh:

Astrocelt 1998

Last updated 09/03/2004