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 HYADES 1, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The HYADES 1 were sisters of Hyas, or else his daughters, and when Hyas died while hunting, killed by a lion, a boar, or a Lybian lioness, they grieved his death exceedingly, and turned into the stars called Hyades which are in the constellation of Taurus.
Also the HYADES 1, who previously were the NYMPHS DODONIDES [see NYMPHS], are called nurses of Dionysus 2, and it is said that they, and not Hermes, delivered the god, when he still was a defenceless child, to Athamas 1's wife Ino, so that she and her husband should rear him.
At other times, the HYADES 1 are considered to be the MAENADS who were put to flight by Lycurgus 1, the King of the Edonians (Thrace) or of the island of Naxos, or of the Arabians, who was the first to oppose and expel Dionysus 2.
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 Greek Mythology: HYADES Rain & Star Nymphs, Constellation
THE HYADES were the five Nymphs of the stars of the constellation Hyades.
The Hyades were also closely identified with the Nysiades and Nymphai Naxiai, nurses of the god Dionysos.
HY′ADES (Huades), that is, the rainy, the name of a class of nymphs, whose number, names, and descent, are described in various ways by the ancients.
www.theoi.com /Nymphe/NymphaiHyades.html   (1269 words)

  
 Pleiades (mythology) - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
They are the sisters of Calypso, Hyas, the Hyades, and the Hesperides.
The Pleiades were nymphs in the train of Artemis, and together with the seven Hyades were called the Atlantides, Dodonides, or Nysiades, nursemaids and teachers to the infant Bacchus.
According to some versions of the tale, all seven sisters committed suicide because they were so saddened by either the fate of their father, Atlas, or the loss of their siblings, the Hyades.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Pleiad   (618 words)

  
 Hyades (mythology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Their brother was accidentally killed in a hunting accident and the Hyades died from their grief.
Additionally, Thione and Prodice, who were supposed to be daughters of Hyas by Aethra (one of the Oceanides), have been added to the group of stars.
The Greeks believed that the rising and setting of the Hyades stars were always attended with rain, hence the association of the Hyades (sisters of Hyas) and the Hyades (daughters of ocean) with the constellation of the Hyades (rainy ones) and called also 'huo pluo'/'pluvius' (the rain bringer).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hyades_(mythology)   (166 words)

  
 Taurus
The head of the bull is depicted with its face being formed by the V-shaped cluster of stars known as the Hyades, and its glinting red eye marked by the star Aldebaran.
The Hyades is a large and important bright nearby cluster of about 200 stars, the brightest of which form a noticeable V shape, easily visible to the unaided eye.
In mythology, the Hyades were the daughters of Atlas and Aethra, and half sisters of the Pleiades.
www.dragonstar5.com /taurus.htm   (861 words)

  
 hyades - Definition, Synonyms, and Reference from OnPedia.com
Hyades - (Greek mythology) 7 daughters of Atlas and half-sisters of the Pleiades; they nurtured the infant Dionysus and Zeus placed them among the stars as a reward
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
nymph - (classical mythology) a minor nature goddess usually depicted as a beautiful maiden; "the ancient Greeks believed that nymphs inhabited forests and bodies of water"
www.onpedia.com /dictionary/hyades   (71 words)

  
 In Greek mythology Greek mythology two different groups of people were...
In Greek mythology Greek mythology, two different groups of people were referred to as the "Hyades" ("the rainy ones").
The Greeks believed that the rising and setting of the Hyades were always attended with rain, hence the association of the Hyades (sisters of Hyas) and the Hyades (daughters of ocean) with the constellation of the Hyades (rainy ones) and called also 'huo pluo'/'pluvius' (the rain bringer).
"The Hyades open star cluster (within the large rectangle but excluding the brightest star Aldebaran) and the Pleiades (small rectangle)" The stars of the Hyades are associated with one another in the sense that they are all moving in approximately the same direction and at the same speed through the galaxy.
www.biodatabase.de /Hyades   (434 words)

  
 Hyades   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
For the ancient Greeks, the Hyades were daughters of Pleione and Atlas, a giant who carried the heavens on his shoulders.
The Hyades had several sisters, such as the Pleiades and the Hesperides.
Because the Hyades appear during rainy seasons, the Greeks believed them to be messengers of spring rain showers and autumn storms.
www.windows.ucar.edu /cgi-bin/tour_def/mythology/hyades.html   (295 words)

  
 The Ultimate Hyas Dog Breeds Information Guide and Reference
Hyas, in Greek mythology, was a son of the Titan Atlas by Aethra (one of the Oceanids).
The mythological use of Hyas is simply to provide a male figure to consort with the archaic rain-nymphs, the Hyades, a chaperone responsible for their behavior, as all the archaic sisterhoods— even the Muses— needed to be controlled under the Olympian world-picture.
The Hyantes, descendents of Hyas— in truth of the Hyades themselves, for the fertility of rain-nymphs needs no male consort— were the original ("Pelasgian") inhabitants of Boeotia, from which country they were expelled by the followers of Cadmus.
www.dogluvers.com /dog_breeds/Hyas   (473 words)

  
 Taurus: Bullish on Winter
The Pleiades and the Hyades, the V shaped star cluster of Taurus' head also have their places in Greek Mythology.
The Hyades and Pleiades are half sisters of each other who share Atlas as their father.
The Hyades distance is the basis for all more distant measurements to the ends of the known universe.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/bmoler/taurus.htm   (833 words)

  
 What's Up - Featured Deep Sky Objects (Jan-Feb)
Marking the horns of the mythological bull, the Hyades were well known since antiquity, often associated with wet and stormy weather.
In mythology, the Hyades were the daughters of Atlas and the half-sisters of the Pleiades (clustered nearby in the sky).
The Hyades seem to cover so much territory not because they are especially large, but because we are nearly within them - the "V" is merely the center of this extended stellar family.
www.sciencecenter.net /whatsup/01/hyades.htm   (247 words)

  
 The Mythology of the Constellations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
By far, though, we owe the greatest debt to the mythology of the ancient Greeks and Romans.
The influence of both the Greek and Roman cultures may be plainly seen; the myths behind the constellations date back to ancient Greece, but we use their Latin names.
Mythology, of course, influenced the naming of many objects in the night sky, not just the constellations.
www.comfychair.org /~cmbell/myth/myth.html   (376 words)

  
 Star Tales – Taurus
In mythology the Hyades were the daughters of Atlas and Aethra the Oceanid.
In another story, the Hyades were nymphs who nursed the infant Dionysus in their cave on Mount Nysa, feeding him on milk and honey.
Aldebaran appears to be a member of the Hyades but in fact is a foreground object at less than half the distance, and so is superimposed on the Hyades by chance.
www.ianridpath.com /startales/taurus.htm   (1813 words)

  
 nymph, in Greek mythology — FactMonster.com
Other important nymphs were naiads, nymphs of streams, rivers, and lakes; nereids, daughters of Nereus, who lived in the depths of the Mediterranean Sea; dryads, tree nymphs; and oceanids, 3,000 ocean nymphs who were the daughters of Oceanus.
Hyades, in Greek mythology - Hyades, in Greek mythology, nymphs; daughters of Atlas and Aethra.
Daphne, in Greek mythology - Daphne, in Greek mythology, a nymph.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/ent/A0836238.html   (202 words)

  
 Zodiac Mythology
Greek mythology states that the King of Thessaly had two children who, abused by their stepmother were rescued by a ram with a golden fleece sent by the god Hermes.
The Latin for Cancer means Crab, and in Greek mythology the crab was sent to distract Hercules when he was fighting with the monster Hydra.
In Greco-Roman mythology, Aphrodite and her son Heros were being pursued by the monster Typhon.
www.rrtearoom.com /horoscope/mythology.htm   (1590 words)

  
 Perseus Lookup Tool   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Hanson, Robert Bruce,--1947-; A study of the motion, membership, and distance of the Hyades cluster /--by Robert Bruce Hanson.
Since $\gamma$ Dor-type candidates are found in the Pleiades and in NGC 2516 (having ages of 78 and 137 Myr, repectively) but apparently not in the Hyades (age $>$ 600 Myr), we hypothesize that the $\gamma$ Dor phenomenon is a characteristic of relatively young F stars.
Reid, I. Neill, Gizis, John E.; Low-mass Binaries in the Hyades - A scarcity of brown dwarfs: We have obtained HST Planetary Camera observations of a total of fifty-three low-mass (M < 0.3 M_solar) members of the Hyades cluster.
www.perseus.tufts.edu /cgi-bin/vor?lookup=Hyades   (726 words)

  
 Taurus: Heavenly Properties
In Greek mythology, the Hyades were the younger sisters of Hyas, a mighty but mortal hunter who was killed by a lion (or, according to Ovid, drowned in a well while engaging in the Argonautic expedition in search of the Golden Fleece).
The Hyades were placed into the heavens by Zeus because of the protection they once afforded the God's infant son, Dionysus, upon the death of Semele, the baby's mother...
In Greek, "Hyades" means "to rain" or "Rainy Ones." This rain was believed to represent the sisters' tears of sorrow for their brother Hyas.
www.novareinna.com /constellation/taurusheaven.html   (2306 words)

  
 HYAS - Greek rain spirit, zodiac Aquarius
HYAS was a Daimon (Spirit) of seasonal rains, brother of the Hyades (Starry Rain Nymphs), and a son of the firmament-bearing Titan Atlas.
The gods then set him amongst the stars as the Constellation Aquarius, along with the lion Leo, and his five mourning sisters the Hyades.
124.) His son, or the brother of the Hyades, was killed in Libya by an animal, a serpent, a boar, or a lion.
www.theoi.com /Titan/Hyas.html   (593 words)

  
 Welcome to YourStar.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
In Greek mythology, the Hyades were the daughters of Atlas (for whom one of the stars in this constellation is named).
In Roman mythology she is Ceres, the Roman version of Demeter, the goddess of the harvest.
Other characters from the mythology of Andromeda can be seen around her, immortalized in their own constellations, such as Perseus and Cassiopeia.
www.yourstar.com /constellations.php   (2804 words)

  
 Sky Shows of Vermont -- The Sky Tonight   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
In Greek mythology, the Hyades were the daughters of Atlas and Aethra; the Pleiades, daughters of Atlas and Pleione.
We know, for example, that the Hyades is one of the closest star clusters, about a hundred light years away.
So the Hyades are older than the Pleiades: about four hundred million years old, compared with a "mere" hundred million for the Pleiades.
www.sover.net /~skyshows/hyple.html   (326 words)

  
 Constellation Taurus
In early Greek mythology, Zeus falls in love with Europa, the daughter of the King of Tyre.
The Hyades, a V-shaped cluster of stars forming the face of Taurus, has its own mythological story.
The Hyades were sisters of Hyas, a great hunter whose death they mourned.
www.coldwater.k12.mi.us /lms/planetarium/myth/taurus.html   (749 words)

  
 Pagan News - Pagan News & Information
Dionysus (or Dionysos; also known as Bacchus in Roman mythology and associated with the Italic Liber), the Greek god of wine, represented not only the intoxicating power of wine, but also its social and beneficent influences.
When Dionysus grew up he discovered the culture of the vine and the mode of extracting its precious juice; but Hera struck him with madness, and drove him forth a wanderer through various parts of the earth.
As Dionysus was almost certainly a late addition to the pantheon of Greek mythology, there was some hostility to his worship.
www.pagannews.com /cgi-bin/gods3.pl?Dionysus/Bacchus   (2067 words)

  
 nymph, in Greek mythology — Infoplease.com
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 Mythology of the Seven Sisters (Pleiads)
The mythology associated with the Pleiades cluster is extensive; Burnham alone devotes eight pages to the subject, and Allen more than twice that number (see references).
The Pleiad(e)s were the seven daughters of Atlas and Pleione, and half-sisters of the Hyades, whose mother was Æthra (`bright sky'; a different Æthra than the mother of Theseus).
The Pleiades were also nymphs in the train of Artemis, and together with the seven Hyades (`rainmakers' or `piglets'; individual Hyad names are not fully agreed upon) were called the Atlantides, Dodonides, or Nysiades, nursemaids and teachers to the infant Bacchus.
www.naic.edu /~gibson/pleiades/pleiades_myth.html   (1925 words)

  
 Star Lore: Taurus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
In Greek mythology the Hyades were the daughters of Atlas and Aethra, making them half sisters to the Pleiades, who were the daughters of Atlas and Pleione.
The Hyades and the Pleiades are both examples of what astronomers call open clusters (sometimes also called galactic clusters).
Aldebaran, the Hyades and the Pleiades make a useful demonstration of distance in space, as they all lie at different distances away from us but can be seen together in the sky.
members.iinet.net.au /~stargaze/taurus1.htm   (475 words)

  
 Hyades - Gurupedia
The Hyades are an open star cluster located in the constellation
The stars of the Hyades are associated with one another in the sense that they are all moving in approximately the same direction and at the same speed through the galaxy.
This common motion was only demonstrated in 1908 by astronomer Lewis Boss, but the Hyades have been known since antiquity.
www.gurupedia.com /h/hy/hyades.htm   (334 words)

  
 Hyades
The latter was killed in a hunting accident and the Hyades died of grieve, and changed into stars.
They form the head of the constellation of Taurus.
Article "Hyades" created on 03 March 1997; last modified on 27 December 1998 (Revision 2).
www.pantheon.org /mythica/articles/h/hyades.html   (92 words)

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