Anius

1973 SD1 . Discovered 1973 Sept. 19 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Named after Anius, son and priest to Apollo {see planet (1862)} on the isle of Delos. His three daughters could change anything into wine, grain or soil. So it was easy for Anius to supply the Greek army with these things. As a result, Agamemnon {see planet (911)} kidnapped the three daughters. But after they prayed to Dionysos {see planet (3671)}, the god transformed the girls into birds. (M 31612)

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