577 Rhea

This minor planet is named after the titan Rhea from Greek myth. Her Roman counterpart is Opis. She is known for having mothered Poseidon, Hades, Demeter, Hestia, Hera, and Zeus with her brother-husband Cronus. Cronus was intent on swallowing all of their children, but Rhea tricked him into eating a stone instead of Zeus.

The symbol of this asteroid is the same as 2736 Opis, with an asteroidal star in the center of the circle. The symbol is a circle with up-facing moon inscribed in it, with a Jovian cross. This symbol represents both her lunar connections, her connections to both Zeus and Cronus, and the rock swaddled in cloths.

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