137 Meliboea

This minor planet is named after Meliboea, an Oceanid in Greek myth. In myths that feature her, she was said to have been the mother of Lycaon with Pelasgus. Lycaon grew up to be a culture hero, and unrelatedly, to feed Zeus the cooked flesh of his son Nyctimus, for which he was turned into a wolf.

The Meliboea that is the namesake of this asteroid is not to be confused with Meliboea the Niobid spared by Artemis and Apollo, who was afterwards known by the name Chloris — but not that Chloris.

The symbol of this minor planet is the symbol of Oceanus — a large circle with a wave crossing at the bottom — with a capital Greek letter Mu (M) inside.

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