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(161) Athor

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Discovered 1876 Apr. 19 by J. C. Watson at Ann Arbor.

Named for the Egyptian goddess, often identified with Isis {see planet  (42)}. She had the head of a cow and wore the Sun’s disk and possessed the characteristics of Aphrodite {see planet  (1388)}. (H 20)

Athor is the same goddess as Hathor {see planet  (2340)}.

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