28 Bellona
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This minor planet is named after Bellona, the Roman goddess of war. Interestingly, she doesn't have a direct analogue from Greek myth. She seems to share a symbolic niche with Mars, and is associated with Virtus and Victory.

There is a classical symbol for this minor planet: an upright spear, with a whip crossing it from the left, two of the namesake's most common weapons. I don't know who originally devised this symbol, but it is not uncommonly published.

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