Persephone

(1895 BP )
CURRENT POSITION: 8 VIR 15
Incl: 13.11558
Eccent: 0.0761791
Period: 5.325186582613 years
AU 3.0493679
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

23.2.1895 00:00 Heidelberg 8e43 49n24 observations 0

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The Greek word means maiden. Persephone was the daughter of Zeus and Demeter {see planets  (5731) and  (1108)}, the wife of Pluto, and the queen of Hades. Pluto abducted her while she was gathering flowers on the plain of Enna in Sicily. Demeter sought her everywhere and threatened destruction for all mankind by withdrawing fertility from the Earth if she could not find her. Zeus promised to restore Persephone to her mother provided Persephone had eaten nothing in Hades; but she had eaten some pomegranate seeds and was compelled to spend six months each year with Pluto but allowed six months with her mother. The Latin name for Persephone is Proserpina {see planet  (26)}. (Z 200)

Named by A. Berberich (AN 156, 127 (1901)).

Avastatud: 23-2-1895 Avastamiskoht: Heidelberg Avastajad: Wolf, M. F.

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