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Variant of Sterope.
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|Noun||1.||Asterope - (Greek mythology) one of the 7 Pleiades|
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
nymph - (classical mythology) a minor nature goddess usually depicted as a beautiful maiden; "the ancient Greeks believed that nymphs inhabited forests and bodies of water"
Pleiades - (Greek mythology) 7 daughters of Atlas and half-sisters of the Hyades; placed among the stars to save them from the pursuit of Orion
|2.||Asterope - one of the stars in the star cluster Pleiades|
Pleiades - a star cluster in the constellation Taurus
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