Asclepius

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31.3.1989 00:00 Palomar 116w51 33n21 observations 1


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Named for the Greek god of healing and medicine, son of Apollo by Coronis {see planets  (1862) and  (158)}. Physician to the Argonauts, many of whom he restored to life, he was killed by Zeus {see planet  (5731)} with a thunderbolt for attempting to resuscitate Orion, who had been murdered by Artemis {see planet  (105)}, Apollo’s twin sister. For avenging Asclepius’ murder by killing the Cyclops who had made the thunderbolt, Apollo was banished by Zeus. (M 18459) _ _.


Avastatud: 31-3-1989 Avastamiskoht: Palomar Avastajad: Holt, H. E., Thomas, N. G.

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