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Merope
200px-William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) - Lost Pleiad (1884)
The Lost Pleiad
General Info
Title(s) Pleiad
Greek Μερόπη
Consort Sisyphus
Parents Atlas and Pleione
Sibling(s) The Pleiades (Maia, Alcyone, Celaeno, Taygete, Sterope and Electra), Calypso, Hyas, the Hyades and the Hesperides (Aegle, Erytheia and Hesperathusa)
Children Ornytion and Glaucus

Merope was the name of one of the Pleiades, seven daughters of Atlas and Pleione. She was the mother of Ornytion and Glaucus by Sisyphus, making her grandmother to Bellerophon.

Merope was one of seven Pleaides; the others were her sisters Maia, Taygete, Alcyone, Celaeno, Sterope and Electra. The seven sisters were transformed into stars by Zeus, to save them from the advances of Orion. In some legends, Electra faded away, distressed by the sack of Troy, but in others it is Merope, ashamed of her relationship with the mortal Sisyphus while her sisters were pursued by gods.

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Sisyphid Genealogy in Greek mythology
 
 
 
 
Atlas
 
Aeolids
 
 
 
 
 
 
Salmonids
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cretheids
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Merope
 
Sisyphus
 
 
 
 
 
 
Athamanides
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eurydice
 
Glaucus
 
 
Ornytion
 
Cretheis
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bellerophon
 
Philonoe
 
 
 
Thoas
 
Orseis
 
Naubolus
 
Perenike
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zeus
 
Laodamia
 
Hippolochus
 
Maera
 
Demophon
 
Melaina
 
Iphitus
 
Thrasybule
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sarpedon
 
 
 
 
 
Glaucus
 
 
 
 
 
Propadas
 
Ocyrrhoe
 
Schedius
 
Glauce
 
Imbrus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dordas
 
 
Anaxibia
 
Strophius
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agamemnon of Mycenae
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Electra
 
Pylades
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strophius


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