Of Hyades. Chap. 37.
*HYades called Situle also, be rainye stars. For in the arising of them fal∣leth much raine, as Isidore saith in libro tercio. For that time by violence of the heate of the Sunne,* vapours bée drawen vpward, of the sea and of the land, more strongly then in other time. And he resol∣ued and shed, & turned into raine by mo∣uing of those stars that be called Hya∣des. And therfore the stars be called Hia∣des, & Situle, as it were suckers. For it is said in fables, that they drawe the hu∣mours to themselues, & do resolue them and temper them, as Iginius saith. And these stars haue their place & stéed in the front of the signe that is called Taurus, as Marcianus saith. And when the daye lengthneth, and the Sun goeth vpward, and is more seruent: then commonly Hi∣ades be first séene, as Gregorie sayth, su∣per Iob, 20. When Saturnus pusheth them: then they bréede diuerse tempestes and wethers, as Beda sayth. In the ri∣sing of those starres, that be called Hya∣des, fruites and cornes growe plenteous∣ly. For then they bée well sprong with raine. This constellation Hyades hath many full cléere stars set about him, and ariseth in the sixtéenth degrée of the signe that is called Cancer, and they distronble the ayre in their arising, as Albumasar saith.
*The Romanes call these starres Sun∣culae.