66 Maja

This minor planet is named after Maia, eldest of the Pleiades of Greek myth and mother of Hermes. These seven sisters (Maia, Electra, Taygete, Alcyone, Celaeno, Sterope, and Merope), daughters of Atlas and Pleione, are most commonly known as the namesakes for the brightest members of the Pleiades star cluster. She is known for being the mother of Hermes by Zeus.

The symbol is a tiny head of Mercury, between two circular hemispheres representing the sisters hanging between heaven and earth.

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