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Māia , Māja (written by Cicero Majja , like ejjus, pejjus, etc.;
I.v. the letter J), ae, f., = Μαῖα.
I. Daughter of Atlas and Pleione, and the mother of Mercury by Jupiter, Cic. N. D. 3, 22, 56: “Majā genitum demittit ab alto,” i. e. Mercury, Verg. A. 1, 297: “Maiā natus,Hor. S. 2, 6, 5; Ov. M. 11, 303; Macr. S. 1, 12, 19; acc. Majam, Ov. F. 4, 174.—As one of the Pleiades: “sanctissima Maja,Cic. Arat. 270: “multi ante occasum Majae coepere,Verg. G. 1, 225; Ov. F. 4, 174; 5, 85.—
II. A daughter of Faunus, Macr. S. 1, 12.
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