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Hyades

(3 syl.). Seven nymphs placed among the stars, in the constellation Taurus, which threaten rain when they rise with the sun. The fable is that they wept the death of their brother Hyas so bitterly, that Zeus (1 syl.), out of compassion, took them to heaven, and placed them in the constellation Taurus. (Greek, huein, to rain.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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