Star Goddesses of the Night Sky
“Look to the heavens and you will see us. We will light your way out of Darkness.”
Who are The Pleiades?
Maia – Goddess of nursing mothers
Electra – Goddess of Mount Saon; Patroness of Troy
Taygete – Mistress of the animals; Goddess of the Taygetos Mountains in Greece
Alcyone – Goddess who wards off evil storms
Celaeno – Goddess of the island of Euboia or Mount Kithairon
Sterope – Goddess of Pisa in southern Greece
Merope – Goddess of Chios
How to call on the Pleiades:
Known more for the tragedy of their story than for their actual accomplishments, the Pleiades, daughters of Atlas and Pleione, were nymphs in service to Artemis. After their father Atlas was forced to carry the heavens on his shoulders, the God Orion began to pursue the Pleiades. Relentless in his pursuit, the Pleaides begged Zeus for help. He transformed them first into doves, and then into stars. That didn’t stop Orion, however. He got himself turned into a constellation and continues to pursue them across the night sky.
Prayer to the Pleiades:
Goddesses of the Night Sky,
Hear My Prayer
Show me what is hidden
Reveal your mysteries to me
Shine your light on my path,
So I may find my way out of the Darkness.
Tribute to the Pleiades:
As the Pleiades were turned into both doves and stars, looking into the night sky while reciting the above (or another) prayer will have more meaning. Also be kind to the doves you see as they are Sisters of and favored by the Pleiades.