The Pleiades (1885) - Elihu Vedder; The Pleiades (Maia, Electra, Taygete, Alcyone, Celaeno, Sterope/Asterope, Merope) were the 7 daughters of the titan Atlas & the sea-nymph Pleione. Several Olympian gods engaged in affairs with the sisters. After Atlas was forced to carry the heavens on his shoulders, Orion began to pursue the Pleiades. Zeus transformed them into stars to comfort their father. The constellation of Orion is said to still pursue them across the night sky.