Title

The Pleiades

Document Type

Book Chapter

Rights

This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only

Disciplines

Ethnology, Archaeology

Publication Details

First published in 2013 by The National Roads Authority, St Martin’s House, Waterloo Road, Dublin 4.
Copyright © National Roads Authority and the authors

Abstract

The prominence of the Pleiades star cluster in the night sky, as well as its recurring seasonal reappearance, has brought it to the attention of many cultures in more recent times, as well as in the prehistoric past. This summary description includes references to its mythical and traditional importance, and an example of how it was depicted on a bark painting by an unknown indigenous Australian artist.

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