Hyades


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Hy·a·des

 (hī′ə-dēz′)
pl.n.
1. Greek Mythology The five daughters of Atlas and sisters of the Pleiades, placed by Zeus among the stars.
2. A cluster of stars in the constellation Taurus, the five brightest of which form a V, supposed by ancient astronomers to indicate rain when they rose with the sun.

[Latin, from Greek Huades, probably from hūs, pig; see sū- in Indo-European roots.]

Hyades

(ˈhaɪəˌdiːz) or

Hyads

pl n
(Astronomy) an open cluster of stars in the constellation Taurus. Compare Pleiades1
[C16: via Latin from Greek huades, perhaps from huein to rain]

Hyades

(ˈhaɪəˌdiːz)
pl n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth seven nymphs, daughters of Atlas, whom Zeus placed among the stars after death

Hy•a•des

(ˈhaɪ əˌdiz)

also Hy•ads

(-ædz)

n.pl.
1. a large cluster of stars in the constellation Taurus, supposed by the ancients to herald rain when they rose with the sun.
2. (in Greek myth) a group of nymphs and sisters of the Pleiades who nurtured the infant Dionysus and were placed among the stars as a reward.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin < Greek, =hý(ein) to rain + -ades, pl. of -as -ad1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Hyades - (Greek mythology) 7 daughters of Atlas and half-sisters of the Pleiades; they nurtured the infant Dionysus and Zeus placed them among the stars as a reward
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"
References in classic literature ?
Looking upward, I saw through a sudden rift in the clouds Aldebaran and the Hyades! In all this there was a hint of night--the lynx, the man with the torch, the owl.
But when the Pleiades and Hyades and strong Orion begin to set (31), then remember to plough in season: and so the completed year (32) will fitly pass beneath the earth.
If it were worth the while to settle in those parts near to the Pleiades or the Hyades, to Aldebaran or Altair, then I was really there, or at an equal remoteness from the life which I had left behind, dwindled and twinkling with as fine a ray to my nearest neighbor, and to be seen only in moonless nights by him.
To Orion's left, in Taurus, are two beautiful naked-eye open clusters: the Pleiades and the V-shaped Hyades. Below Taurus lie Perseus and Auriga (with brilliant Capella).
[20-21] ALL NIGHT: The almost-full Moon is in the Hyades.
And below the Pleiades near the bright orange star Aldebaran is the Hyades cluster, the bright stars of which form up into an arrowhead shape.
K2-25b is within the Hyades Cluster, the closest open star cluster to Earth about&nbsp;(http://earthsky.org/favorite-star-patterns/v-shaped-hyades-star-cluster-easy-to-find) 150 light-years &nbsp;away.
The Architect of Aeons tells of how the Hyades Armada has traveled thousands of light-years to conquer earth and has arrived at last in the 112th century-but the invasion takes a different turn and causes two enemies to join together in an uneasy alliance to create something bigger than either of them could have imagined.
Other topics of the 85 papers include mass distribution and luminosity functions, white dwarfs excepting from the Hyades, the angular momentum of isolated white dwarf stars, the link between RS Ophiuchi and type Ia supernovae, creating white dwarf photospheres in the laboratory, and the frequency of debris disks at white dwarfs.
The stars, known as white dwarfs-small, dim remnants of stars once like the Sun-reside 150 light-years away in the Hyades star cluster, in the constellation of Taurus (The Bull).