Electra (Pleiad)

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This article is about one of the seven daughters of Atlas and Pleione. For other uses, see Electra (disambiguation).

The Pleiad Electra /ɨˈlɛktrə/ of Greek mythology was one of the seven daughters of Atlas and Pleione. Electra was the wife of Corythus, to whom she bore Iasion. She was raped by Zeus and gave birth to Dardanus. According to one legend, she was the lost Pleiad, disappearing in grief after the destruction of Troy. She was called Atlantis by Ovid, personifying the family of Pleiades. Electra means "amber," "shining," and "bright."