66 Maja

This minor planet is named after Maia, one 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.

The symbol is a seven-pointed star, with a broad Greek letter M above.

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