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Mythology & Beliefs: Maia
In Greek and Roman Mythology, Maia was the daughter of Atlas; mother of Hermes and was one of several Pleiades.

Maia in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (*Mai=a or Μαιάς), a daughter of Atlas and Pleiono (whence she is called Atlantis and Pleias), was the eldest of the Pleiades, and in a grotto of mount Cyllene in Arcadia she became by Zeus the mother of Hermes. Areas, the son of Zeus by Callisto, was given to her to be reared. (Hom. Od. 14.435, Hymn. in Merc. 3; Hes. Th. 938; Apollod. 3.10.2, 8.2; Tzetz. ad Lycoph. 219; Hor. Carm. 1.10. 1, 2. 42, &c. ) - A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, William Smith, Ed.

Maia in Wikipedia Maia[1] (pronounced /ˈmeɪ.ə/ or /ˈmaɪ.ə/; Greek: Μαῖα; Latin: Maia, "great") in Greek mythology, was the eldest of the Pleiades, the seven daughters of Atlas[2] and Pleione.[3] She and her sisters, born on Mount Cyllene in Arcadia, are sometimes called mountain goddesses, oreads, for Simonides of Ceos sang of "mountain Maia" (Maia oureias) "of the lively black eyes".[4] Maia was the oldest, most beautiful and shyest. Aeschylus repeatedly identified her with Gaia...

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