Telemachus


Asteroid 15913, Telemachus, a Jupiter Trojan, was discovered on October 1, 1997 by the Uppsala-DLR Trojan Survey project at La Silla observatory near Pedernales, Coquimbo, Chile. The Uppsala-DLR Trojan Survey takes the credit for Telemachus' discovery. It has a period of 11 years, 318 days.

It was named for the son of Odysseus in Homer's Odyssey, who had to put up with the insolent men courting his mother Penelope and eating the family out of house and home during the years his father was trying to get back home; Telemachus ended up helping Odysseus kill the suitors, starting with the most insolent one of all, Antinous.

Telemachus and Eucharis (1824), a painting by French artist Raymond Monvoisin (1790-1870)


Astrologically, asteroid Telemachus seems to indicate imposed upon, bearing injury patiently or perforce, "your day is coming".

The glyph for Telemachus is mine.



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