Nauplius

1973 SO1 . Discovered 1973 Sept. 19 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Nauplius, a son of Poseidon {see planet (4341)} and Amymone, was king of Euboea and father of Palamedes {see, respectively, planets (1119) and (2456)}. After a false accusation by Odysseus {see planet (1143)} caused the death of Palamedes, Nauplius sailed to Troy to seek vengeance. But this was denied by Agamemnon {see planet (911)}, so Nauplius returned to Greece, together with his surviving son Oceax {see planet

(9713)}. However, Nauplius earned his revenge. He misled the Greeks returning from Troy by placing lights on the cliffs of his land, so that many ships ran aground. (M 34355)

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