The seven Krttika
In the Hindu mythology, it is said that the stars of the Big Dipper
were the seven
sages called Rishis
. They were happily married to seven sisters named Krttika. They
originally lived all together in the northern sky.
After some problems, the seven
Rishis divorced their wives. Arundhati was the only one that remained with her
husband as the star Alcor. The other six Krttika went away to become the Pleiades.
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