Posts Tagged ‘Pleiades’

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What am I driving?

October 23, 2017

The Pleiades

Messier object 45 is known in many cultures by many different names – the water girls, the orphan boys, the lost wives, and in Greek mythology, the seven sisters, daughters of Atlas and Pleione.

Yes, I bought a Subaru and I am calling her Maia.  Judging from the picture above, I may need to invest in some new clothes.

“The Pleiades in Japanese culture are known as ‘Subaru’ and are usually referred to as being seven stars. ‘Subaru’ also means ‘unite’ or ‘unity’ in Japanese. However, when the car company Subaru chose the name for their business, they decided to depict only six stars in the company logo, supposedly because only six of the stars are visible to the naked eye.” – Lucinda Riley