(168) Sibylla

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Discovered 1876 Sept. 28 by J. C. Watson at Ann Arbor.

Named probably for the Sibyls collectively. The Sibyls were women, young and old, inspired by heaven and endowed with prophetic powers, who interceded with the gods on behalf of men. The most famous of the (presumably ten) Sibyls was that of Cumae in Italy, a woman of wisdom and vision. (Z 239)

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