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(105) Artemis

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Discovered 1868 Sept. 16 by J. C. Watson at Ann Arbor.

Artemis (Roman name Diana, see planet  (78)) was the daughter of Zeus by Leto {see planets  (5731) and  (68)} and the twin sister of Apollo {see planet  (1862)}. She was the Moon goddess and goddess of hunting. In Roman mythology she was also the goddess of childbirth as Lucina {see planet  (146)} and the patroness of unmarried girls and of chastity. (Z 32)

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