Atlantades were the seven daughters of Atlas by his wife Pleione, after whom they were also styled Pleiades (" sailing"), because they were supposed to be favorable to navigation. Their respective names were Sterope, Celaeno, Electra, Alcyone, Maia, Merope, and Taygete. They were each in great reputation for wisdom and justice, and on this account were adored as goddesses. With their mother they were pursued five years by Orion, till Jupiter, prevailed on by their prayers, took them into the heavens, where they form the constellation called Pleiades.. Some authors claim that the Pleoiades'were daughters of Lycurgus, born at Naxos; and that they were translated to heaven for their good offices in the education of Bacchus.

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