Revision history

Date    Editor    Change Summary
6/13/2019, 12:17:07 AM Mike C update #104
1/22/2019, 10:01:03 AM Mike C update #101
12/8/2017, 12:41:09 PM Mike C update #97
7/2/2017, 10:39:27 PM Mike C update #95
7/27/2015, 11:23:08 PM Mike C update #90
2/12/2007, 1:03:40 AM Mike C earliest recorded revision

Gender Feminine
Scripts Μαια(Ancient Greek) მაია(Georgian)
Pronounced Pron. MIE-A(Classical Greek)
MAY-ə(English)
MIE-ə(English)
MIE-AH(Georgian)

Meaning & History

From Greek μαια (maia) meaning "good mother, dame, foster mother", perhaps in origin a nursery form of μητηρ (meter). In Greek and Roman mythology she was the eldest of the Pleiades, the group of seven stars in the constellation Taurus, who were the daughters of Atlas and Pleione. Her son by Zeus was Hermes.