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(395) Delia

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Discovered 1894 Nov. 30 by A. Charlois at Nice.

Delia is another name for Artemis, Cynthia, Diana, Hecate, Luna, Phoebe, or Selene — the goddess of the Moon. Artemis {see planet  (105)} was called Delia because she was born on the island of Delos. Delia was also the name of a festival, instituted by Theseus in honor of Apollo {see planet  (1862)}, celebrated on the island of Delos. (Z 83)

Named by the discoverer (AN 162, 54 (1903)).

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