Khryses

1988 PY. Discovered 1988 Aug. 13 by C. S. Shoemaker and E. M. Shoemaker at Palomar.

Named for the priest of Apollo whose daughter, Khryseis, was abducted by Agamemnon {see planets (1862), (202), and (911)}. Apollo, angered, sent a plague among the Greeks, until Agamemnon then took Achilles' girl, Briseis {see planet (655)}, thus sparking the quarrel between Agamemnon and Achilles that led to the events described in the Iliad. (M 18144)

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

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