Asteroid 6239 Minos, is a Apollo asteroid discovered on August 31, 1989 by Carolyn S. Shoemaker and Eugene M. Shoemaker at Palomar Observatory near Pauma Valley, California. It has a period of 1 years, 86 days.

It was named for Minos, legendary king of Crete and lawgiver in Greek mythology, who became one of the judges of the underworld upon his death. Because he kept a bull given to him for a sacrifice by Poseidon, Poseidon made Minos' wife Pasiphae commit bestiality with the bull, and she gave birth to the Minotaur; Minos had the famed inventor Daedalus build a maze (the Labyrinth) in which to imprison the monster and then imprisoned Daedalus and his son Icarus in it also, but they escaped using wings Daedalus fashioned from wax and birds' feathers.

Dante's conception of Minos

Astrologically, asteroid Minos indicates "in jail," imprisoned, escaping from jail, justice, retribution, dealing with bad behavior in the family or one's environment.

The glyph for Minos is mine.

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