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(117) Lomia

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Discovered 1871 Sept. 12 by A. Borrelly at Marseilles.

Very probably, the name ‘Lamia’ originally was misspelled to ‘Lomia’. Lamia, queen of Lybia, was beloved by Zeus {see planet  (5731)} and made insane by a jealous Hera {see planet  (103)}. (I. van Houten-Groeneveld)

Lamia, or Greek Lameia, exists as planet  (248).

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