The Daughters of Atlas (page 214)

Chapter 6: Other Early Families

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Nem 2.10-12 – Pindar, Nemean

It is right for Orion to travel not far from the mountain Pleiades.  Greek Text

Σ Nem 2.10-12 – Aristarchos, Scholia to Pindar, Nemean Odes – Scholia vetera in Pindari carmina 3, p. 34, ed. A.B Drachman. Leipzig 1927.


Astr 2.21.6 – Hyginus, De Astronomia

When Pleione once was travelling through Boeotia with her daughters, Orion, who was accompanying her, tried to attack her. She escaped, but Orion sought her for seven years and couldn’t find her. Jove, pitying the girls, appointed a way to the stars, and later, by some astronomers, they were called the Bull’s tail. And so up to this time Orion seems to be following them as they flee towards the west.  Latin Text

Athen 11.490d-e – Athenaios, Deipnosophists

But still there is a good deal of reason in attributing the same characteristic also to the Pleiades: for the fable is, that they are always fleeing from Orion, since their mother Pleione is constantly pursued by Orion.  Greek Text

Σ AR 3.225Scholia to Apollonios of Rhodes, Argonautica – Scholia in Apollonium Rhodium vetera, pp. 224-25, ed. C. Wendel. Berlin 1935.

♠ Scholia to Aratos, Phainomena 254 – Scholia in Aratum vetera, ed J. Martin. Stuttgart 1974.

Aischylos fr 312 R – Tragicorum Graecorum Fragmenta 3, p. 399, ed. S. L. Radt. Göttingen 1985.

Th 938 – Hesiod, Theogony

And Maia, the daughter of Atlas, bore to Zeus glorious Hermes.  Greek Text

HHerm 18 – Homeric Hymn to Hermes

I sing of Cyllenian Hermes, the Slayer of Argus, lord of Cyllene and Arcadia rich in flocks, luck-bringing messenger of the deathless gods. He was born of Maia, the daughter of Atlas, when she had mated with Zeus, — [5] a shy goddess she. Ever she avoided the throng of the blessed gods and lived in a shadowy cave, and there the Son of Cronos used to lie with the rich-tressed nymph at dead of night, while white-armed Hera lay bound in sweet sleep: and neither deathless god nor mortal man knew it.

[10] And so hail to you, Son of Zeus and Maia; with you I have begun: now I will turn to another song!

Hail, Hermes, giver of grace, guide, and giver of good things!  Greek Text

Paus 3.18.10 – Pausanias, Description of Greece

Poseidon and Zeus are carrying Taygete, daughter of Atlas, and her sister Alcyone.  Greek Text

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