(53) Kalypso

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Discovered 1858 Apr. 4 by R. Luther at Düsseldorf.

Named for one of the Oceanides, goddess of silence and daughter of Oceanus and Tethis. Kalypso received Odysseus {see planet  (1143)} with hospitality when he was shipwrecked on her shores on the island of Ogygia and became enamored of him. (H 8)

Named by E. Schönfeld.

The name Calypso has also been given to the satellite Saturn XIV, discovered 1980 by B. Smith.

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