Female, Mythology, Nature, Proto-Indo-European

Hyades

Hyades is the name of a star cluster named after a group of nymphs in Greek mythology, the daughters of Atlas (and sisters of the Pleiades) who brought rain. They were turned into stars after the death of their brother, Hyas, who was killed by a lion. Hyades means “the rainy ones” or “rain bringers” via Ancient Greek huo (rain), likely because the Hyades cluster usually appeared during the rainy season, demonstrating the grief of the Hyades over their brother’s death. 

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Male forms:

  • Hyas (Ancient Greek)

 

 

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