Silesia

Germany to convert the heathen. Her feast day is May 1 (hence Walpurgis Night) when the witches ride on broomsticks to the ancient places of sacrifice to revel with Satan. The best known of this places is the Brocken {see planet (4724)}, highest peak in the Harz mountains, immortalized by the scene of the witches' sabbath in Goethe's {see planet (3047)} Faust. (H 31, I. Heinrich)

Named by Baroness Bettina von Rothschild (BAJ Circ., No. 291 (1887)).

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