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Pleione (pronounced; /ˈplaɪ.əniː/; from the Greek Πληιόνη, later Πλειόνη[1]) was an Oceanid nymph in Greek mythology.

She lived in a southern region of Greece called Arcadia, on a mountain named Mount Kyllini. She married giant Atlas and gave birth to the Hyades, Hyas and the Pleiades.

Her grandsons were god Hermes and demigod Iasion.


  1. Harry Thurston Peck's Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities (1898) indicates that the 'o' has traditionally been short (and hence unstressed) in English pronunciation.


  • Pleiades (mythology). Encarta Reference Library. CD-ROM. 2002 ed. Redmond, WA: Microsoft Corp., 2001.

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