Pyrrhus

1989 BW. Discovered 1989 Jan. 31 by C. S. Shoemaker and E. M. Shoemaker at Palomar.

Pyrrhus received his name from the yellow color of his hair. Also known as Neoptolemus { see planet (2260)}, he was the king of Epirus and a son of Achilles {see planet (588)}. After Achilles was killed, a Greek delegation led by Odysseus {see planet (1143)} went to Epirus and brought Pyrrhus to the Trojan War. Enraged at the death of his father, he became the most ruthless of all the Greeks. Using a battle-axe, he broke the doors leading into King Priam's {see planet

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