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Sterope (Pleiad)

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Member of the Pleiades
The Pleiades by Elihu Vedder
Other namesAsterope
AbodeMt. Cyllene on Arcadia, later
Pisa in Elis
Personal information
ParentsAtlas and Pleione or Aethra
(b) Hyades
(c) Hyas
Consort(i) Ares
(ii) Oenomaus
Children(i) Oenomaus and Evenus
(ii) Hippodamia
Statues of Sterope and Oenomaus, from the Temple of Zeus, Olympia

In Greek mythology, Sterope (/ˈstɛrəp/; Ancient Greek: Στερόπη, [sterópɛː], from στεροπή, steropē, lightning),[1] also called Asterope (Ἀστερόπη), was one of the seven Pleiades.[2]


Asterope was the daughter of Atlas and Pleione, born to them at Mount Cyllene in Arcadia. She was the wife of King Oenomaus of Pisa, or according to some accounts, his mother by Ares[3] or Hyperochus.[3] Sterope was also credited to be the mother of Evenus (father of Marpessa) by the said Olympian god.[4]

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  1. ^ Liddell, Henry George; Scott, Robert. "sterope". A Greek-English Lexicon. Perseus Project, Tufts University. Retrieved December 13, 2012.
  2. ^ Pausanias, 5.10.5
  3. ^ a b Apollodorus, 3.10.1
  4. ^ Plutarch, Parallela minora 40