According to Greek mythology Maia was the eldest of the seven daughters of Atlas and Pleione. On earth she was a mountain nymphe with Violet color hair. She was a shy goddess who dwelt alone in a cave on Mount Kyllene . There she had many a secret encounter with Zeus and bore him the god Hermes. Later she was placed amongst the stars with her sisters as the constellation Pleiades.

Their beauty moved the hunter Orion to pursue them without rest, and in pity Zeus transformed the sisters into stars. Orion made the transition, too, and every clear night they resume their chase.

Maia, along with the six other Pleiades, has her own star located in the constellation Taurus, near Orion the Hunter in the star cluster
M 45. More than five times larger than our sun, Maia lies some 385 light years away from Earth. Contrary to popular belief, the star Maia (20 Tauri) is not the brightest star in the Pleiades cluster -- it is technically the fourth-brightest

The Roman Maia symbolized youth, life, rebirth, love and sexuality. She was also held as the goddess of plants and of the spring. By Jupiter, she was the mother of Mercury. It is generally acknowledged that the month of May is named in honor of the Roman Maia. In some cultures May Day (May 1st) is celebrated in her honor, other cultures celebrate this goddess on May 15th, the Day of Maia. At least one temple dedicated to the Roman Maia is known to have existed -- it was located in the town of Sermoneta, Italy.

Did you know that The word "subaru" is Japanese for "Pleiades."

All of the information above is pieced together by what I could find. You can do your own search for this goddess/star if you would like by starting here Mythology... or here Maiaology... you can also find a great image of the constellation here...