(157) Dejanira

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Discovered 1875 Dec. 1 by A. Borrelly at Marseilles.

Named for the second wife Dejanira (Greek: Deianeira) of Heracles; Megara was the first. She unwittingly killed Heracles by sending him a garment steeped in the poisoned blood of the centaur Nessus {see planet  (7066)}. This garment, Nessus has said, had power to reclaim a husband from unlawful loves. (Z 82)

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