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(587) Hypsipyle

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Discovered 1906 Feb. 22 by M. F. Wolf at Heidelberg.

Named after the queen of Lemnos. The women of Lemnos put to death all other males, but Hypsipyle saved the life of her father Thoas {see planet  (4834)}, king of Lemnos. When the Argonauts landed at Lemnos, all the women of Lemnos became pregnant. By Jason {see planet  (6063)}, Hypsipyle became the mother of twins. Jason forgot his vows of fidelity to Hypsipyle, abandoned her, and the women of Lemnos banished the queen of Nemea. (Z 132)

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