Pandarus


Asteroid 2674, Pandarus, a Jupiter Trojan, was discovered on January 27, 1982 at Oak Ridge Observatory in Harvard, Massachusetts. The observatory gets the discovery credit. Pandarus has a period of 11 years, 288 days and is a little over 73 miles in diameter.

It was named for Pandarus, whose treacherous wounding of Menelaus broke a truce in the Trojan War, and who, according to medieval legend, served as a go-between for Troilus in his wooing of Cressida, who then dumped him for Diomedes. The word "pander" comes from Pandarus' name.

Astrologically, asteroid Pandarus seems to indicate to facilitate, to cater to others, to pander to others, to act as a go-between, middleman or pimp..




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