Maia

Maia

[mey-yuh, mahy-uh]
noun Classical Mythology.
the eldest of the Pleiades and the mother of Hermes by Zeus.
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Maia (ˈmaɪə)
 
n
Greek myth the eldest of the seven Pleiades, mother by Zeus of Hermes

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Maia
Roman goddess of fertility, lit. "she who brings increase," related to magnus "great." Gk. Maia, one of the Pleiades, lit. "mother, nurse, midwife," however, is said to be from infant babbling (see mamma).
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