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Sweet Influences

Pleiades Collection - Bizi

Apparently, the Pleiades have fascinated most cultures from ancient Egypt to almost all indigenous groups around the world, who share mythologies or similar stories related to this star group. These special stars are discussed as well in Biblical texts.

In Job 38:31 the Pleiades are referred to as “sweet influences.”

Their beauty also inspired Alfred Lord Tennyson who wrote about them in his poem Locksley Hall:

“Many a night I saw the Pleiades rising through the mellow shade,
Glitter like a swarm of fireflies tangled in a silver braid.”

There is just something about the Pleiades…

Pleiades Collection - Bizi

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