(410) Chloris

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Discovered 1896 Jan. 7 by A. Charlois at Nice.

Named for the goddess of flowers who married Zephyrus. Chloris was daughter of Amphion and Niobe {see planet  (71)}. Some legends say she married Neleus, king of Pylos, was the mother of Nestor {see planet  (659)}, eleven other sons, and one daughter. All her sons except Nestor were killed by Heracles {see planet  (5143)}. (Z 60)

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