Who is Merope
So you are curious about Merope! Well so was I, and so am I. The journey is on-going and I am on a continuous voyage of discovery!
About 1996 to 1998 I seemed to have begun thinking a lot about the name Merope. I really cannot tell you where or when or why exactly I became aware of this new thought. It was just there. I was fascinated with the way it sounded and felt.
My two sons have never expressed any interest in learning what I know, nor have any of my various nieces or nephews. In fact, I suspect that I am viewed as a ‘weirdo’ in my family because of my dowsing abilities, and my interest in all things natural, healing modalities, new age, or interests in metaphysics. Some of my family have even disassociated themselves from me because of some wrong notions they have about me. This usually revolves around my rejection of organized religion. My sons haven’t, but they just don’t appear, at least at this time, to have any curiosity or inclination to learn about the information I know.
I am beginning to get older (at least in Earth years) and I am really wishing that I had someone who would be willing to become a sort of apprentice or be at least willing to learn
some of the techniques that I have learned over my many years of practicing the healing arts. I reasoned that a granddaughter would be nice, and that I would name my granddaughter Merope
My sons, are aged 40 and 37 years old, so this possibility didn’t seem that remote to me. However when I began to voice my wishes, I was immediately and in no uncertain terms
advised that there would be NO grandchildren and in the unlikely event that there was a grandchild, I would not be given the option of naming the child Merope. So now I had to rethink who was going to get this name. And why was I so fascinated with someone having the name Merope.
By May – June 2006 I was feeling more and more that someone needed to be Merope. I began to think maybe I could be. Changing my name had never even occurred to me before that point. At the end of July 2006, I distinctly had the sensation that I was to call myself Merope. This was done with very little forethought or planning. A stranger asked my name and out popped Merope.
In August 2006, I attended a Sweat Lodge Ceremony. It was the most life-changing event I have ever taken part in. The experience was both magnificent and terrifying at the same
Without going into details, I experienced the death of my previous ego and allowed the energy of Merope to enter my body. I received a feeling that this was to be a positive and
wonderful transformation, which would occur over the next 8 moons. The actual experience was not and has not always been pleasant though. And at times – it is still not! Lots of dizziness, a feeling of floating, being disconnected. I even get nauseous a lot of the time.
Twice now I have been ‘flattened’ as I have the sensation that I am being blasted with frequencies. I often see shapes, geometrics, writings, magnificent colors. I do know that Merope is here to assist in the ascension process, and to help in the healing and raising of energies of people who are required to get there.
When I finally had the thought to do a google search of the name Merope, I was confronted with tons of information around the name. What prompted this was the fascination of
people when I give my name. Most ask me what it means. I didn’t know, thus the search.
So here is the result of the search on the internet. There are eighteen pages of information that I have picked and chosen to cut and paste. So if you are still curious read on.
Otherwise, check back every once in awhile and maybe I will have added to this story. Should be interesting!
MEROPE was one of the seven Pleiad Nymph daughters of the Titan Atlas . She married the mortal king Sisyphos, and by him became the ancestress of the Korinthian and Lykian royal families.
Merope was said to have been so shamed by her husband’s crimes against the gods that she refused to show her face in the heaven, and so the seventh star of the Pleiades faded from human sight.
ME′ROPE (Meropê). A daughter of Atlas, one of the Pleiades, and the wife of Sisyphus of Corinth, by whom she became the mother of Glaucus.
In the constellation of the Pleiades she is the seventh and the least visible star, because she is ashamed of having had intercourse with a mortal man. (Apollod. i. 9. § 3, iii. 10. 1; Ov. Fast. iv. 175; Eustath. ad Hom. p. 1155; Serv. ad Virg. Geory. i. 138; comp. Hom. Il. vi. 154; Schol. ad Pind. Nom. ii. 16.) Source: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. C19th Classics Encyclopedia.
Merope, whom glorious Atlas begot.” – Hesiod, The Astronomy Frag 1 (from Scholiast on Pindar’s Nemean Ode 2.12)
“Sisyphos settled Ephyra and married Merope, the daugher of Atlas. To them was born a son Glaukos.” – Apollodorus, The Library 1.85
“To Atlas and Okeanos’ daughter Pleione were born (on Arkadian Kyllene) seven daughters called the Pleiades, whose names are Alkyone, Merope … Sisyphos married Merope.” – Apollodorus, The Library 3.110
“Thersander, the son of Sisyphos [presumably his mother was Merope, though not stated so here].” – Pausanias, Guide to Greece 9.34.7
“The Pleiades are called seven in number, but only six can be seen. This reason has been advanced, that of the seven, six mated with immortals (three with Jove, two with Neptunus, and one with Mars); the seventh was said to have been the wife of Sisyphus … Merope, wed to Sisyphus, bore Glaucus, who, as many say, was the father of Bellerophon. On account of her other sisters she was placed among the constellations, but because she married a mortal, her star is dim.” – Hyginus, Astronomica 2.21