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She lived in a southern region of Greece called Arcadia, on a mountain named Mount Kyllini. She married giant Atlas and gave birth to the Hyades, Hyas and the Pleiades. She was also the protectress of sailing.
- Harry Thurston Peck's Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities (1898) indicates that the 'o' has traditionally been short (and hence unstressed) in English pronunciation.
- Pleiades (mythology). Encarta Reference Library. CD-ROM. 2002 ed. Redmond, WA: Microsoft Corp., 2001.