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(404) Arsinoë

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Discovered 1895 June 20 by A. Charlois at Nice.

Named for the mother of Asclepius (or Aesculapius, see planet  (1027) by Apollo {see planet  (1862)}, according to some mythologists, although Coronis {see planet  (158)} is usually accepted as the mother of Asclepius. The name is also in use for a nurse of Orestes. Arsinoë put her own son in the bed of Orestes, where he was killed by Aegisthus, and Orestes was saved. (H 44)

See also the remarks to planet  (356).

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