Narcissus & Echo

Narcissus & Echo

In one version of the story; Echo was a nymph that had the job of keeping Hera distracted whilst Zeus was off doing his philandering with the other nymphs. Echo loved to chatter, and she also loved the sound of her own voice. When Hera found out about Echo's betrayal, she cursed the girl by taking away her voice except in those instances where someone would shout out, and Echo would be forced to repeat the words. Echo came across Narcissus when he was out walking, and she tried to follow him, yet she could only echo his words back to him. She went to throw her arms around him, and he spurned her advances. She was distraught and ran off. Because Narcissus rejected all suitors both male and female, the Goddess Nemesis decided that the best punishment was for him to fall in love with his reflection. Good old Nemesis

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Askalaphus

Askalaphus

Askalaphus (4946) was discovered on the 21st of January 1988 by Carolyn Jean Spellmann Shoemaker who was co-discoverer of the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9; interestingly she holds the record for the most comets found by an individual. There are two characters in Greek myth who share this name and whilst it seems this asteroid was named after the son of Ares. Most astrologers who use the asteroids associate it more with the Askalaphus who was in charge of the orchards down 

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Humpty Dumpty & Some Astrology

Humpty Dumpty & Some Astrology

Humpty-Dumpty sat on a wall,

Humpty-Dumpty had a great fall.

All the king's horses and all the king's men

Couldn't put Humpty together again

Seriously. How was this EVER a popular nursery rhyme? One explanation could be its simplicity to actually remember the whole thing...I dunno.

For those who like their astrology, there's an asteroid named Humpty Dumpty which has possession of the number 17627.

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