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Hyades

Hyades Its bright effulgence excited the anger of the god Tane, who got hold of Aldebaran (Aumea) and Sirius (Mere), and chased the offender. The affrighted fugitive ran for his life, and took refuge behind a stream. But Sirius drained off the waters, thus enabling Tane to renew the chase. Finally, Tane hurled Aldebaran bodily against the exhausted fugitive, who was thereby splintered into six shining fragments. This cluster is approproately called Mata-riki, or little eyes Wyatt, Myths and Songs from the South Pacific (1876), p. 43. http://southseas.nla.gov.au/biogs/P000064b.htm
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