4138 Kalchas

This minor planet is named after Calchas, a seer in Greek myth who served the side of the Greeks in the Trojan War. He was gifted with propehecy in the form of augury - looking for signs in the presence and movement of birds. His foretellings were usually pretty negative things; for example, when the Greeks were starting to set out for Troy, he told Agamemnon that he had to sacrifice his daughter Iphigeneia for them to have a favorable wind.

The symbol for this Jupiter trojan is an eye with iris (denoting his status as a seer), with bird wings above (for augury) and a vertical line through both (symbolizing his foretellings of doom.)

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