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(658) Asteria

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Discovered 1908 Jan. 23 by A. Kopff at Heidelberg.

The name appears with different meanings in Greek mythology: (1) Asteria was the daughter of the Titans Coeus and Phoebe, the sister of Leto {see planet  (68)}, and by Perseus the mother of Hecate {see planet  (100)}. She was changed into a quail. (2) Asteria was one of the fifty daughters of Danaus. (3) Apollodorus says that Asteria was a daughter of Atlas. (4) Asteria is also a name of a town in Greece. (Z 34)

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