2103 Laverna

This minor planet is named after an underworld spirit from Roman myth. Through a series of associations, she became associated with all those who move in darkness — thieves, cheats, liars, and criminals — and became known as the goddess and protector of thieves. Her name was invoked by those thieves who wanted to hold onto some measure of piety as they commit their crimes.

The symbol of this minor planet is an inverted cup. This symbol represents both the method of appeasing the goddess, which involved pouring out libations with the left hand, and a cup found in an ancient tomb with her name inscribed on it.

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