(396) Aeolia

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Discovered 1894 Dec. 1 by A. Charlois at Nice.

Named for the ancient country of northwestern Asia Minor near the Aegean Sea. Aeolus was the god of storms and winds and supposedly a great astronomer. Another possible interpretation belongs to the Lipari (or Aeolian) islands in the Tyrrhenian sea northeast of Sicily. (H 43) Named by the discoverer (AN 162, 54 (1903)).

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