Or Maias (Μαιάς), a daughter of Atlas and Pleione (whence she is called Atlantis and Pleias), was the eldest of the Pleiades, and in a grotto of Mount Cyllene in Arcadia she became by Zeus the mother of Hermes. Arcas, the son of Zeus by Callisto, was given to her to be reared.



  • Hesiod. Theogony, 938.
  • Homer. Odyssey xiv, 435; Hymn to Hermes, 3.
  • Horace. Odes, i, 10.1, 2.42 ff.
  • Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library iii, 10.2, 8.2.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
  • Tzetzes on Lycophron, 219.

This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.