(429) Lotis

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Discovered 1897 Nov. 23 by A. Charlois at Nice.

Named for a beautiful nymph and daughter of Poseidon {see planet  (4341)}. Pursued by Priapus, she fled from his lust and prayed to the gods to help her. She was changed into a tree called the lotus. (Z 153)

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