Daughters of Atlas and Aethra, and sisters to Hyas, they mourned their sister's death so that they were changed into seven stars.
They were also called Dodonids.

Hy"a*des (?), Hy"ads (?), n.pl. [L. Hyades, Gr. .] Astron.

A cluster of five stars in the face of the constellation Taurus, supposed by the ancients to indicate the coming of rainy weather when they rose with the sun.

Thro' scudding drifts the rainy Hyaned Vext the dim sea. Tennyson.


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