The Seven Sisters.
The Pleiades or Seven Sisters, appear in sky lore across the globe and here in Gondwanaland (Australia) are dozens of stories from the dreaming...

Of all the constellations in the sky, this small rather faint open cluster has inspired mankind as far back as history can see. Is it a little odd that we see stories and lore written and told across the globe that go way back in time that, somehow all seem to share a few common themes...
The notion that these unassuming stars of the Pleiades, represent women, as sisters, even that we see names appear in the spoken words from different languages, that, have the same sounding names.... Our example is the name Maya, of one of the brighter stars of the group, this comes from Greek mythology, then we find the Australian Indigenous people call them "Maya - Mayi".... both the Greeks and the Native Australians saw them as 7 sisters, associating stories of love, lust and even betrayal.

Today, those who follow "new age" beliefs, speak fondly of the Pleiades..... Saying that it is the home system of energetic beings, the "Pleiadians", who according to Modern lore, have been involved in the evolution and the development of the human race for tens of thousands of years ~and that~ it is a part of a greater cosmic community of which we are a part, indeed that there is a master plan....
What ever your view, we find it fascinating that this little cluster has been a stand out in folk lore and even the "Mayans" (thereís that name again?) have set up a calendar that expires the in the last days of December in the year 2012. What ever you may make of this is up to you, it may be worthwhile asking your favourite "Astrologer" if they have any ideas as we head into the Age of Aquarius. I guess if I were to be theosophical about it, I would hope the song (Dawning of the Age of Aquarius) is right and that a new age would usher in an age where peace and love ruled the planet..... 2013? .... Bring it on!!!!!!!


Pleiades or Seven Sisters

A telescopic view of the Seven Sisters.... the "blue dust" is surrounding the stars is arranged in "bands", due to strong magnetic fields generated by these young and hot blue stars....
Image souce; Anglo Australia Telescope.

From the Dream Time..... The Story of Maya - Mayi.

The stars we now call the Pleiades were once seven beautiful sisters called the Maya-Mayi. Every man who ever saw them wished that he could marry one of them. One day the seven sisters where using their digging sticks to open up a nest of wood ants to eat the larvae. When they had done so they sat down to enjoy the feast, but they didn't realize they were being spied upon by a warrior, Warrumma.

Warrumma crept close to the sisters. He quietly reached out his hand and took two of their digging sticks and then retreated to his hiding place.
The five sisters who could find their sticks continued to gather food, but the two who couldn't find theirs stayed behind. Warrumma jumped up from his hiding place and seized both girls around their waists, holding them firmly. They screamed loudly but no one heard. They struggled but Warrumma was so strong. When they had finally stopped screaming and struggling, Warrumma explained that he was lonely and that he would take care of them and that he wanted to marry them.

The two girls travelled with him, but always looked for a chance to escape. One day their chance came.... They had to cut pine bark to make a fire. As they climbed the pine tree it grew and grew and grew right up into the sky, Warrumma, was helpless and stayed behind on Earth. Once in the sky, they were welcomed by their five sisters who were waiting for them.
If you look closely at the constellation, you may see the two freed sisters, just arriving at their sisterís camp in the sky.

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