Achaemenides

1989 CH2. Discovered 1989 Feb. 1 by C. S. Shoemaker and E. M. Shoemaker at Palomar.

Born in Ithaca, Achaemenides was a Greek warrior who eventually became an ally of Aeneas' {see planet (1172)} Trojans. Originally he was a companion of Odysseus {see planet (1143)} and fought on the Greek side at Troy. Later, he was left behind in the land of the Cyclops when Odysseus blinded the Cyclops and escaped. There Aeneas found him - squalid, dressed in rags held together with thorns - and rescued him. (M 22249)

Name and citation provided by Richard Preston at the request of the discoverers.

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