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(132) Aethra

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Discovered 1873 June 13 by J. C. Watson at Ann Arbor.

Named (in the Iliad) after the mother of Theseus, the Greek hero. After another legend Aethra was one of the seven Oceanids. They died of grief over the death of their brother Hyas and were changed into stars called the Hyades. (Z 10)

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