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Discovered 1861 Aug. 13 by R. Luther at Düsseldorf.

Named for the daughter of Tantalus {see planet  (2102)} and sister of Pelops, the king of Phrygia. She presumed to be greater than Latona {see planet  (639)}. Apollo {see planet  (1862)} punished her by killing her seven sons and seven daughters and changing her into a rock. (H 11)

The name was chosen by a majority of astronomers who met in Dresden on August 20/21, 1861.

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