Pleiades were seven sisters created by the Titan Atlas and his mate Pleione, the daughter of the Titan Oceanus. They were goddesses of the mountains and the companions of Artemis, goddess of the hunt. Their names were Maea, Electra, Taygete, Alcyone, Celaino, Sterope and Merope. According to a myth, Orion, the son of Poseidon, was pursuing the Pleiades for five whole years. But in the end Zeus, the King of the Gods, took pity on them and transformed the Pleiades into doves, and then into a constellation of seven stars, the famous Pleiades. The brightest stars of the constellation were named after the sisters. However, Orion also transformed into a star …and it is said that he still continues chasing them across the night sky.