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Clytie (73 Klytia) - British Museum, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 31.129 W 000° 07.575
30U E 699373 N 5711437
Quick Description: This bust of Clytie is in the British Museum (open daily 10.00–17.30 Fridays until 20.30) in London. Clytie was a figure in Greek mythology who was turned into a sunflower by her lover, Apollo. Asteroid 73 Klytia's name is based on Clytie.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/9/2015 5:52:20 AM
Waymark Code: WMNBTZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
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Long Description:

The Mark Andrew Holmes website tells us:

Asteroid 73 Klytia was discovered on April 7, 1862 by Horace P. Tuttle at Cambridge, Massachusetts. It has a period of 4 years, 128 days and is about 16 1/2 miles in diameter.

Klytia was named for a nymph in Greek mythology, also known as Clytie, the daughter of the Titans Oceanus and Tethys. She had a crush on Apollo and, when he seduced Leucothoe, daughter of Perses and Eurynome, reported her to her father and everyone else who would listen out of jealousy. Perses killed Leucothoe by burying her alive in sand, and a grief-stricken Apollo turned her into a frankincense tree. He'd never loved Clytie and now found her even less atttractive. She sat in the shade beneath the daytime sun, refusing to eat, drink, or wash, insane, talking to no one, gazing up at Apollo, up in his chariot ignoring her, forever beyond her reach, and was turned into a sunflower(some say marigold or heliotrope), which always turns itself to face the sun and is considered a symbol of faithfulness, unwavering devotion, and love.

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