existing approximately [400 to] 500 light years from Earth.
There are 250-500 stars within the cluster,
although only nine have been named.
Most ancient cultures claim seven stars.
These include China, who called them 'The Seven sisters of Industry,'
and Greece, who referred to them as the 'seven daughters of Atlas.'
More than any other star system,
the Pleiades has captured the attention of both ancient and modern civilization."
Lyssa Royal and Keith Priest