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(646) Kastalia

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Discovered 1907 Sept. 11 by A. Kopff at Heidelberg.

Named for the fountain in the footing of the Parnassus mountain, near Delphi, consecrated to Apollo {see planet  (1862)} and the Muses. In Greek mythology Kastalia is the symbol for poetry. (H 67)

Another spelling of Kastalia is used with planet  (4769) Castalia.

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