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(1388) Aphrodite

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1935 SS. Discovered 1935 Sept. 24 by E. Delporte at Uccle.

Named for the Greek goddess of love and beauty, daughter of Zeus and Dione {see planets  (5731) and  (106)} in the Iliad but in later poems it is said that she sprung from the foam of the sea near Cyprus. According to later poems she was the mother of Eros {see planet  (433)}. (H 126)

Name proposed by the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut (RI 1702).

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