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(133) Cyrene

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Discovered 1873 Aug. 16 by J. C. Watson at Ann Arbor.

Named after a daughter of Hypseus, king of the Lapithae. She loved to hunt and wrestle with lions. Apollo {see planet  (1862)} saw her wrestle with a lion and fell in love with her. He was the father of her two sons Aristaeus {see planet  (2135)} and Idmon, the latter a famous seer. (Z 78)

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