Loose star cluster, within the constellation of Taurus, sometimes linked to Hastur. In Greek myth, the daughters of Atlas and, sometimes, the nursemaids of Dionysus. Frequently connected in the mythology with Aldebaran: the striking red giant star appears as part of the cluster from Earth, though this is a pure line-of-sight effect as the star lies less than half the distance away. Four of the true cluster are also red suns, though. The unconnected Pleiades lie nearby in the constellation.
- In Bierce's initial story about Carcosa, An Inhabitant of Carcosa, the Hyades are glimpsed in the skies above, indicating that Carcosa exists on earth (because the pattern of the stars would be significantly different seen from a different solar system, and given that the name is recognisable). Other stories suggest that Carcosa exists amongst the Hyades.
- At the beginning of Robert W Chambers' The King In Yellow, Cassilda's Song mentions – soon after referencing twin suns, black stars and strange moons – the "Songs that the Hyades shall sing / Where flap the tatters of the King".
- In The Mask, Chambers lists the Hyades and Aldebaran alongside Alar and Hastur as if the latter were stars.
- In The Colour Of Death by Dirk Holland, the Hyades are home to a winged race possibly analogous to the Byakhee.
- In the script given in More Light, the Hyades are said to serve The King In Yellow and be at war with his enemies in Aldebaran.
- In The Gable Window, the Glass From Leng is suggested as having originated in the Hyades.
- Mentioned in Child's Play.
- In Ayumi: Enhanced Edition, the spaceship in which the game takes place is travelling to Tauri Gamma (one of Hyades' stars) in search of gold. Crew members suffer from headaches and nightmares, Carcosa's influence is implied.