(158) Koronis

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Discovered 1876 Jan. 4 by V. Knorre at Berlin.

There exist several interpretations of this name among mythologists. After Pausanias, Coronis was the mother of Aesculapius by Apollo {see, respectively, planets  (1027) and  (1862)}. Coronis is also the name of a Hyades member, originally a nymph, daughter of Atlas and the Oceanid Aethra {see planet  (132)}. (H 20; LDS)

Named by Dr. Maywald.

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