Plcias; the Pleiades; seven stars, placed near the knee of Taurus, and tail of Aries. They are feigned by the poets to have been the daughters of Atlas by the nymph Pleione. According to common observation, their rising and setting are attended with storms and rain.Arctophylax; called also Bootes; a small star near the Greater Bear. Oleniumque pecus. Capra intellige cum hoedis; says Crispinus. Jupiter, when a child, was fed by the milk of this goat, by some called Amalthaea. Others say, that Amalthaea was the name of Jupiter's nurse, who mixed the goat's milk with honey. However that may be, the goat was translated into heaven, and there made a stormy constellation. She was called Olenia capra, from Olenos, a city of Peloponnesus, where she is said to have nursed Jupiter. Others derive this appellation from one Olenus, the son of Vulcan, and father of the nymphs aega and aelice, Jupiter's nurses. Whoever would wish to observe the confusion, into which the ancient poets ran with respect to these fables, may consult Hyginus.
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