Salacia



Asteroid 120347, Salacia, a KBO, was discovered on September 22, 2004 by Henry G. Roe, Michael E. Brown and Kristi M. Barkume at Palomar Mountain Observatory. It has a period of 274 years, 178 days.

It was named for Salacia, the Roman goddess of the calm and sunlit ocean, wife of Neptune, and the Roman counterpart of Amphitrite. At first afraid of Neptune's advances, she was persuaded to agree to marry him by the dolphin Delphinus.

Astrologically, asteroid Salacia seems to signify smooth-flowing (or not), salacious, free and easy, bright, superficial, light and fun, to persuade or reassure.



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