Posts by Alex Miller

Juno 3

Juno was the Roman goddess of marriage and childbirth, wife of Jupiter and Queen of the Gods. She was the patron goddess of Rome, and protectress of Roman women in particular.

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Karma 3811

Karma is a Hindu concept relating to reincarnation, whereby all of one’s acts, words and thoughts are perfectly balanced over the course of a series of lifetimes.

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Kassandra 114

Asteroid KassandraKassandra was a daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy, an attendant in the temple of Apollo. The god became enamored of her, and attempted to woo her with the gift of prophecy, but when Kassandra still refused his advances, he spat in her mouth and cursed her to speak truly, but never be believed.

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Klotho 97

Klotho was one of the Three Fates, sisters who determined the destinies of gods and men. Klotho worked a great spindle from which she spun the thread of life, and was known as “the Weaver.” She was associated with births and beginnings, and had the power to return to life those which she deemed had died before their time.

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Lachesis 120

Asteroid LachesisLachesis was one of the Three Fates, sisters who determined the destinies of gods and men. Lachesis, known as “the Allotter”, determined the span of life, as represented by the thread woven by her sister Klotho, and instructed Atropos when to cut that thread with her shears.

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Asteroid Lilith

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Lilith is a character from Jewish folklore, perhaps based in part on an earlier Babylonian class of night demon known as Lilitu. The text of Genesis is ambiguous on the point of the creation of man, with two distinct myths being presented: an earlier version, where god creates both male and female from the same soil, and a subsequent version which assigns a later creation to Eve, as Adam’s wife.

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