Maia, also known as 20 Tauri, HR 1149, BD+23°516, HD 23408, HIP 17573, SAO 76155, GC 4500, NSV 01279 and WDS J03458+2422, is a Blue Giant Star located inside The Taurus Galaxy. Maia fourth brightest star inside M45 or The Pleiades Star Cluster. Maia has a mass of 5 Solar Masses, a radius of 6.04 Solar Radiuses and a luminosity of 850 Solar Luminosities. Maia has a temperature of 12,600 Kelvin.
Maia in The Classical World
In The Traditional Classical World Religion, Maia was the oldest of the seven sister known as The Pleiades. The Pleiades were the daughters of Atlas, The Titan who was punished by Zeus to hold the weight of The Universe on his back. Maia, in fact, was impregnated by The King of The gods, Zeus, and begot The Messenger god, Hermes.
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