(548) Kressida

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Discovered 1904 Oct. 14 by P. Götz at Heidelberg.

Named for a beautiful girl, proverbial for her infidelity in Shakespeare’s {see planet  (2985)} Troilus and Cressida (1601). The figure belongs to a medieval, not ancient, myth. The name is derived from Chryseis {see also planet  (202)}. (H 58)

The name Cressida has also been given to the satellite Uranus IX.

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