The Meaning Behind Pleiades

Our Celestial Collection is breathtaking, inspired by the beauty of the sun and moon. The constellation Pleiades is represented throughout because of its mythical meaning and lasting impression.  With the collection focused on looking forward to the light seen after the darkness, the Pleiades pieces offer a refreshing glow and sparkle to guide you on your journey.

Being one of the first stars mentioned in literature, we wanted to give you a little insight into the beauty found in the meaning of the Pleiades constellation.

Pleiades Bronze Disk

Pleiades can be seen in the top right corner of this bronze disk, which dates back to 1600 BC Germany, and is one of the oldest representations of the constellation!

Though not as well-known as other constellations, Pleiades has an interesting mythology, with stories varying by culture. Here are just a few examples of how other cultures view this mystifying constellation.

In Pakistan, the Pleiades are known as “Parvin” and are a symbol of beauty, making Parvina a popular name for females in Pakistan decades ago.

Pleiades in Hinduism

A Hindu deity, known as Skandra, was nursed by six mothers of the Kritikas, which we know as the Pleiades constellation.

In Western astrology, Pleiades has a more somber meaning as it represents a way of coping with sorrow.

Many Native American storytellers recite a legend in which the Pleiades were orphans who retreated to the sky and became stars because they were not cared for and loved by their tribe members.

Pleiades in Greek Mythology

In Greek mythology, Pleiades were seven sisters who were sought after for their beauty and grace.  Zeus recognized this and transformed the sisters into doves, which lead them to be placed among the glistening stars.

Just as the sun and moon guide us through the collection, the high visibility of the star cluster Pleiades serves as a light.  And despite these varying stories, one thread that runs through each is the value of a beautiful life and how this makes our journey of self-discovery visible.

What is your favorite take on the constellation Pleiades?

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Author:chelsearusch

Social Media & Marketing Intern at Satya Jewelry

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