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(111) Ate

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Discovered 1870 Aug. 14 by C. H. F. Peters at Clinton.

Named for the goddess of all evil, infatuation, and mischief. Ate (or Eris) was a daughter of Zeus {see planet  (5731)}. Not invited to the marriage of Peleus and Thetis {see planet  (17)}, she rolled the Golden Apple that led to the Judgement of Paris {see planet  (3317)}, a main cause for the Trojan War. Hesiod says she was a daughter of Eris. (Z 35)

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