492 Gismonda

This minor planet is named after Ghismonda, a character from one of the stories in Giovanni Boccaccio's The Decameron. In the story, her father cuts out the heart of her lover and gives it to her in a golden cup. She then pours poison over it, drinks from it, and dies. This story is narrated by frame character Fiammetta, who in some readings is representative of the classical virtue of temperance, an idea which most of her stories play with. It is also said that this character represents a real-life woman whom Boccaccio had the hots for.

The symbol of this minor planet is a simple cup (half-circle, stem, base) with a tiny heart on top.

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