Walpurga

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3.4.1886 00:00 Vienna 16e20 48n14 observations 0


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Named after St. Walpurga {710?–777}, princess of Wessex, England who with her brothers went to Germany to convert the heathen. Her feast day is May 1 (hence Walpurgis Night) when the witches ride on broomsticks to the ancient places of sacrifice to revel with Satan. The best known of this places is the Brocken {see planet  (4724)}, highest peak in the Harz mountains, immortalized by the scene of the witches’ sabbath in Goethe’s {see planet  (3047)} Faust. (H 31, I. Heinrich) _ _.


Avastatud: 3-4-1886 Avastamiskoht: Vienna Avastajad: Palisa, J.

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