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(403) Cyane

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Discovered 1895 May 18 by A. Charlois at Nice.

Named for a nymph of Sicily who tried to prevent Hades from taking Persephone (or Proserpina, see planet  (26)) to the underworld. Hades changed her into a fountain. (H 44)

See also the remarks to planet  (356).

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