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Pallas 2

Pallas was an alternate name for the goddess Athena, who took the name in honor of her foster sister Pallas, whom she accidentally killed during an athletic competition.

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Asteroid PanaceaPanacea was a daughter of Asclepius, Greek god of healing, and assisted him in his work, as did his four other daughters and three of his sons.

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Pandora 55

Asteroid PandoraPandora was the first human woman, created on the orders of Zeus to blight the human race after Prometheus’ theft of fire had elevated their station.

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Asteroid Pelion, Mount Pelion

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Pelion is the name of the highest mountain in the Thessaly region of Greece, noted mythically as the home of Chiron the centaur, tutor to many classical Greek heroes, such as Heracles, Achilles, Jason and Theseus.

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Persephone, also called Kore (“Maiden”) was the daughter of Zeus and Demeter, a vegetation goddess associated with spring and the changing of the seasons.

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