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(2329) Orthos

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1976 WA. Discovered 1976 Nov. 19 by H.-E. Schuster at La Silla.

Named for Orthos, the two-headed dog from Greek mythology. Together with his master Eurytion, this dog looked after the cattle of Geryones. One of the twelve labors of Heracles {see planet  (5143)} was to steal these cattle. (M 5688)

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