47 Aglaja

This minor planet is named after one of the three Charities from Greek myth, or Graces from Roman myth. She personifies splendor, along with Thalia , personification of abundance, and Euphrosyne, personification of beauty. Their parentage is sometimes contested; sometimes they are the daughters of Zeus and Eurynome. Aglaea is sometimes said to be the wife of Hephaistos.

The symbol of this minor planet is a Greek letter Alpha over the Grace symbol, which is an abstract glyph of three women with their arms around each other, as they are often portrayed in illustration and sculpture.

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