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Mythology & Beliefs: Taygete
In Greek and Roman Mythology, Taygete was one of several Pleiades.

Taygete in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (Ταϋγέτη), a daughter of Atlas and Pleione, one of the Pleiades. (Apollod. 3.10.1.) By Zeus she became the mother of Lacedlaemon (Apollod. 3.10.3; Paus. 3.1.2, 18.7, 20.2) and of Eurotas. (Steph. Byz. s. v. Ταν̈́γετον.) Mount Taygetus, in Laconia, derived its name from her. (Schol. ad Eur. Orest. 615.) According to some traditions, Taygete refused to yield to the embraces of Zeus, and in order to secure her against him, Artemis metamorphosed her into a cow. Taygete showed her gratitude towards Artemis by dedicating to her the Cerynitian hind with golden antlers. (Schol. ad Pind. Ol. 3.53.) Some traditions, moreover, state that by Tantalus she became the mother of Pelops. (Hygin. Fab. 82.) - A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, William Smith, Ed.

Taygete in Wikipedia In Greek mythology, Taygete (pronounced /teɪˈɪdʒətiː/; Greek Ταϋγέτη [taːyɡÚtɛː], Mod. [taiˈɟeti]) was a nymph, one of the Pleiades according to Apollodorus (3.10.1) and a companion of Artemis, in her archaic role as potnia theron, "Mistress of the animals". Mount Taygetos in Laconia, dedicated to the Goddess, was her haunt...

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