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Maia in Greek mythology, the daughter of Atlas and mother of Hermes.

In Roman mythology, Maia is a goddess associated with Vulcan and also (by confusion with the Greek goddess) with Mercury, the Roman equivalent of Hermes. She was worshipped on 1 May and 15 May; that month is named after her.

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Maia (mā´ə, mī´ə). 1 In Greek mythology, oldest of the Pleiades. She was the mother of Hermes by Zeus. 2 In Roman mythology, goddess of fertility; also called Maiesta. She was often identified with Bona Dea. The month of May was probably named for her.

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