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(1011) Laodamia

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Discovered 1924 Jan. 5 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.

This name has two meanings in the Greek mythology: (1) Laodamia, the daughter of Akastos, was the wife of Protesilaos {see planet  (3540)}.who was killed in the Trojan War. Her fate is described in a tragedy of Euripides {see planet  (2930)}. (2) Laodamia was the daughter of Bellerophon {see planet  (1808)} and the wife of Sarpedon {see planet  (2223)}. She was killed by the arrows of Artemis {see planet  (105)}. (LDS) Name suggested by N. Komendantov (RI 740).

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