658 Asteria

This minor planet is named after a Titaness from Greek myth. Daughter of Coeus and Phoebe, sister of Leda, and sometimes mother of Hecate by Zeus. She is the goddess of falling stars, and once fell to the earth to become first a quail briefly, and then the island of Delos, all to avoid Zeus' advances.

The symbol for this minor planet is a comet symbol with a small curve above the circle to represent a quail's feather tuft, and an asteroidal star within, representing both quails and the observational phenomenon of "falling stars."

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