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The Pleiad Electra (pronounced: /ɨˈlɛktrə/) of Greek mythology was one of the seven daughters of Atlas and Pleione. Electra was the wife of Corythus. She was raped by Zeus and gave birth to Dardanus. According to one legend, she was the lost Pleiad, disappearing in grief after the destruction of Troy. She was called Atlantis by Ovid, personifying the family of Pleiades. Electra means "amber," "shining," and "bright."
Dardanus became the founder of Troy and the ancestor of Priam and his house. Dardanus is the namesake of the straight between the Sea of Marmara and the Aegean Sea known as the Dardanelles.
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