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Discovered 1853 Nov. 8 by J. R. Hind at London.

Named for the Muse of music and lyric poetry {see also planet  (18)}. Her symbol was the flute. Some legends say she invented the flute and all the wind instruments. She loved wild melodies and associated more with Bacchus than with Apollo {see planets  (2063) and  (1862)}. (Z 105)

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