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Astro*Dictionary by Michael Erlewine





2 articles for "Juno"

Juno [Astro*Index]

The fourth largest of the Asteroids, discovered in 1804. It is named after the Juno, the wife of Jupiter, and is associated with marriage.

See also:
♦ Asteroid
Juno [Prima]

The fourth largest of the asteroids, it was discovered in 1804 and is named after Juno (in Greek, Hera), an ancient "Queen of Heaven" goddess who dates back to an era of matriarchal societies. With the advent of the patriarchal conquests of the Near East she evolved into the role of Jupiter's wife — and is often depicted as a jealous shrew with regard to his infidelities.

Keywords:   legal partnership
power balance in relationships
the need for intimacy
heir and offspring issues


See also:
♦ Asteroid


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