(299) Thora

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Discovered 1890 Oct. 6 by J. Palisa at Vienna.

Named for the Norse god of thunder, weather and crops. (A. Schnell)

Named by Geheimrat Prof. Scheibler in Berlin. In Norse mythology this name repeatedly exists as spouse of Helge, spouse of Ragnar Lodbrok, and as a girlfriend of Gudrun (Beilage zum Astronomischen Kalender 1892, p. 92).

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