13 Egeria

This minor planet is named after a nymph from Roman myth. Although her origins may have predated Roman myth, she is known for having allegedly been the divine consort of the legendary Roman king Numa Pompilius. She is said to have brought ritual, law, and spiritual practices to the Roman people.

There is not a very widely established classical symbol for this asteroid, at least not as well-known as some of the other ones, but Hind [1] provides one: a buckler with a star above. I am not sure why.

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[1] "An Astronomical Vocabulary," J. Russell Hind, 1852 <link>


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