Eumelos

1990 DK. Discovered 1990 Feb. 20 by C. S. Shoemaker and E. M. Shoemaker at Palomar.

Eumelos was a charioteer who had the swiftest horses in the Greek army. When the riders gathered for the funeral games for Patroclus {see planet (617)}, Eumelos was the first to rise up. He competed against Diomedes, Menelaus, Antilochus and Meriones {see planets (1437), (1647), (1583), and (3596), respectively}. He was in the lead until the goddess Athena {see planet (881)} smashed the yoke of his chariot, spinning

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