Asteroid 627, Charis, was discovered on March 4, 1907 by August Kopff at Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It has a period of 4 years, 342 days and is about 36 miles in diameter.

In Greek mythology, a Charis was one of the three Charites, or Graces, goddesses of charm and grace: Aglaia, Euphrosyne, and Thalia. Aglaia was the second wife of Hephaestus, who he married after catching his first wife Aphrodite in the act of adultery with Ares.

Primavera, by Sandro Botticelli. The Graces are the three women in white second, third and fourth from the left.

Alex D'Atria links asteroid Charis to a state of grace. One can also see it as to cheer up, to be welcome, to find a home, pleasure.

The glyph for Charis is mine.

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