Did you know… Pleiades

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Did you know… Pleiades

by April Foulks (Notes) on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 1:48pm

Did you know… Pleiades

“The nine brightest stars of the Pleiades are named for the Seven Sisters of Greek mythology: Sterope, Merope, Electra, Maia, Taygeta, Celaeno, and Alcyone, along with their parents Atlas and Pleione. As daughters of Atlas, the Hyades were sisters of the Pleiades.” ~@Dante D’Anthony


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleiades
They are also mentioned three times in the Bible (Job 9:9 and 38:31, as well as Amos 5:8),
King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)

Job 9:9
Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.
Job 38:31
Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?
Amos 5:8
Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name:

The Pleiades (Krittika) are particularly revered in Hindu mythology as the six mothers of the war god Murugan, who developed six faces, one for each of them.
Some scholars of Islam suggested that the Pleiades (Ats-tsuraiya) are the Star in Najm, which is mentioned in the Quran.

In Japan, the constellation is mentioned under the name Mutsuraboshi (“six stars”) in the 8th century Kojiki and Manyosyu documents.
The constellation is also known in Japan as Subaru (“unite”) and is depicted in the logo of the Subaru automobile company.

The Persian equivalent is Nahid (pronounced “Naheed”).

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