(193) Ambrosia

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Discovered 1879 Feb. 28 by J. Coggia at Marseilles.

Named for the food of the gods. Their drink was nectar. Ambrosia gives the gods immortality. This is also the name of one of the Hyades which have been originally nymphs, daughters of Atlas and Aethra {see planet  (132)}. The second interpretation seems more likely because Coggia named another planet after one of these nymphs {see planet  (217)}. (H 24; LDS)

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