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Merope

(mĕr`əpē), in Greek mythology. 1 One of the Pleiades. She was the wife of Sisyphus, king of Corinth, and the mother of Glaucus. According to one legend she became the lost Pleiad because of the shame she felt for having married a mortal. 2 Daughter of Oenopion. Orion loved her, but when he failed to gain her father's approval, he raped her. In revenge, Oenopion blinded him.

Merope

(me -roh-pee) See Pleiades.
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Only six stars in the Pleiades cluster can readily be seen by the naked eyen under normal conditions: Alcyone, Atlas, Electra, Maia, Merope, and Taygete.
There have been no reports on the life cycle, reproductive behaviors, feeding preferences or habitat selection of Merope tuber (Thornhill and Johnson, 1974; Byers and Thornhill, 1983;Johnson, 1995).
Merope tuber collected in Florida are deposited in the FSCA, Gainesville, Florida.
I have already argued in relation to Eurydice that other characters' psychological/moral valence accrues to Jocasta as she is the play's primary study of female desire; now I would like to reverse the flow and suggest that Jocasta's psychological/moral valence accrues to other characters--to begin with, to Oedipus's supposed mother, Merope. When the news arrives that Polypus has died of natural causes, Oedipus's consideration of his supposed mother's widowhood undergoes an extreme shift:
The only person who, initially, had some misgivings about this scheme is Merope's aristocratic mother, Philareti.
Second, it is also perhaps important to note that, under one reading of the plays, Oedipus never has sexual relations with Jocasta while knowing her to be his mother: rather, the marriage and the raising of their children occur while Oedipus believes his mother to be Merope, the Dorian queen of Corinth.
A foundling, he had been reared by Polybus and Merope, King and Queen of Corinth.
Voltaire's major dramatic works, chiefly neoclassical in form (see neoclassicism ), include Oedipe (1718), his first tragedy; Brutus (1730); Zaire (1732), an Oriental drama of love and jealousy, considered one of his best plays; Alzire, ou les Am ericains (1736); Mahomet, ou le Fanatisme (1742); Merope (1743); L'Orpheline de la Chine (1755); and Tancrede (1760).
Merope, the fifth brightest star in the Pleiades cluster, is surrounded by nebulosity.
These political articles are collected in Armata d'Italia (1888), the first militaristic poems are now in Odi navali (1893), and the poems about the Italian-Turkish war in Libya (January 1912) are in Merope, also entitled Canzoni della gesta d'oltremare (1911-1912).
Larsen, in a very different educational context, directs a university-based planetarium and observatory, and has found that "Potter-themed Sky Talks" have drawn in many younger attendees to her planetarium and have given them touchstones to help them remember the astronomical data, particularly memorization of stars and other celestial phenomena after whom Potter characters have been named--Luna Lovegood, Aurora Sinistra, Bellatrix Lestrange (named after a bright star in Orion), Merope Gaunt (one of the Pleiades), Draco Malfoy (whose first name is a constellation), Sirius Black, Arcturus Black, Pollux Black and Regulus Black (all of whose first names they share with stars), to mention a few.
Witch mothers neglect or reject their children "physically or morally" (153) or provide bad and selfish moral examples, like Petunia Dursley, Merope Gaunt, or Narcissa Malfoy.