Mythology & Beliefs
: TaygeteIn Greek and Roman Mythology, Taygete was one of
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...