1989 FC. Discovered 1989 Mar. 31 by H. E. Holt and N. G. Thomas at Palomar.

Named for the Greek god of healing and medicine, son of Apollo by Coronis {see planets (1862) and (158)}. Physician to the Argonauts, many of whom he restored to life, he was killed by Zeus {see planet (5731)} with a thunderbolt for attempting to resuscitate Orion, who had been murdered by Artemis {see planet (105)}, Apollo's twin sister. For avenging Asclepius' murder by killing the Cyclops who had made the thunderbolt, Apollo was banished by Zeus. (M 18459)

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