This small cluster of stars is the Pleiades, the Seven Sisters. Most people can see only 6 stars here, but a few with really good eyes can see as many as 14 or so. The Pleiades are daughters of Atlas and the Hunter Orion chased after them with less than honorable intentions. He was punished by the Gods and so chases them for eternity across the heavens. At this time of year Orion has not yet risen.