68 Leto

This minor planet is named after a titan from Greek myth. She is the daughter of Coeus and Phoebe, and the sister of Asteria. She is the mother of Apollo and Artemis by Zeus. Her Roman counterpart is Latona.

Leto is not to be confused with Leda, who mothered a different set of twins.

The symbol of this minor planet is a composition of the symbols for Apollo and Artemis. It consists of the Artemesian waxing crescent and arrow positioned to look like a bow pointing right, with Apollo's triangular bowstring pulled to the left. The solar dot that would normally go in the center of the left half is replaced by an asteroidal star, as is common with symbols of Greek figures as opposed to Roman ones.

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