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(24) Themis

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Discovered 1853 Apr. 5 by A. de Gasparis at Naples.

Named for one of the Titans, goddess of justice, daughter of Uranus and Gaea {see planet  (1184)}, mother of the Hours {see planets  (14) Irene,  (15) Eunomia, and  (99) Dike} and Fates {see planets  (97) Klotho,  (120) Lachesis, and  (273) Atropos} by Zeus {see planet  (5731)}. Themis is known as the goddess of law. (H 4)

Named by A. Secchi. This is the same name that A. de Gasparis had planned to call planet  (20).

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