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Pronounced "mer-OH-pee." A name from Greek mythology.
The name may derive from several Greek origins: "with face turned" from meros + ops, "with sparkling face" (mar)mairô + ops, or "bee-eater bird" merops.
Merope was one of the Pleiades (or Seven Sisters). She was the only of the Pleiades to have married a mortal (Sisyphus).
In the constellation called the Pleiades, the star Merope is often called the “lost Pleiad” because she was at first not seen by astronomers or charted like her sister stars.
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Merope Gaunt is the mother of Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter series.
Merope is the foster mother of Oedipus.
In Connie Willis's Blackout/All Clear, Merope is the given name of the character whose contemp alias is Eileen.