(35) Leukothea

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Discovered 1855 Apr. 19 by R. Luther at Düsseldorf.

Named for the daughter of Cadmus and Hermione {see planet  (121)} who was also called Ino {see planet  (173)}. She married Athamas, king of Thebes, and was later changed to a sea deity. (H 6)

Named by G. Rümker and C. A. F. Peters (AN 40, 373 (1855)) for the “Beschützerin der Seefahrer”. The sign adopted for the planet consisted of an ancient Open image in new window lighthouse.

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