(118) Peitho

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Discovered 1872 Mar. 15 by R. Luther at Düsseldorf.

Named for a daughter of Hermes and Aphrodite {see planet  (1388)}, goddess of persuasion among the Greeks and Romans. Peitho (also Pitho, Suada, Suadela) was an attendant of Eros {see planet  (433)}. (Z 195)

Named by Becker, Leiden and G. Rümker, director of the Hamburg Observatory.

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