89 Julia

This minor planet is named after Saint Julia of Corsica, a Catholic saint who is said to have lived and died in the 5th century. According to accounts, she was a devout Christian from Carthage who was sold into slavery at the hands of Syrians, but because she refused to pay tribute to their pagan gods (including Poseidon), she was crucified.

The symbol of this minor planet is a Christian cross, the symbol of her faith and the means of her death, with a female cross placed symmetrically below.

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