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Asteroid Nemesis

Nessus 7066

Nessus was a centaur who was ferryman at the river Euenos, where he carried passengers across the waters on his broad equine back. Nessus is most noted for his abduction and attempted rape of Heracles’ wife Deianeira.

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Niobe 71

Asteroid NiobeNiobe was a descendant of the gods, granddaughter of Zeus, whose husband had founded the city of Thebes; she was inordinately proud of her heritage and her fourteen children.

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Orpheus 3361

Orpheus was a noted singer and musician, son of the muse Calliope, whose songs were so beautiful that he could charm any living thing, even the very stones of the earth.

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Osiris 1923

Osiris was a divine king of ancient Egypt, later god of the dead. His myth is among the oldest of mankind, extending back to the 24th century BCE.

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