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(553) Kundry

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Discovered 1904 Dec. 27 by M. F. Wolf at Heidelberg.

Named for a girl, part sorceress, part mortal woman, in the opera Parsifal {see planet  (2095)} by Richard Wagner {see planet  (3992)}. The opera is based on the epic by Wolfram von Eschenbach (who is a leading character in Wagner’s opera Tannhäuser). (H 59)

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