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Hebe

(hē`bē), in Greek religion and mythology, goddess of youth; daughter of Zeus and Hera and wife of Hercules. She appears only occasionally in legend as a cupbearer and attendant of the gods. The Romans identified her as Juventas.

Hebe

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Hebe, asteroid 6 (the 6th asteroid to be discovered, on July 1, 1847, by the German amateur astronomer Karl Ludwig Hencke), is approximately 204 kilometers in diameter and has an orbital period of 3.8 years. Hebe was named after the Greek goddess of youth who took ambrosia to the Olympian deities. According to Martha Lang-Wescott, Hebe “deals with codependency—the ways that one ‘enables’ the egocentricity and emotional immaturity of others.” Jacob Schwartz adds the further trait of “granting leeway.” This asteroid’s key word is “serving.”

Sources:

Lang-Wescott, Martha. Asteroids-Mechanics: Ephemerides II. Conway, MA: Treehouse Mountain, 1990.
Lang-Wescott. Mechanics of the Future: Asteroids. Rev. ed. Conway, MA: Treehouse Mountain, 1991.
Schwartz, Jacob. Asteroid Name Encyclopedia. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1995.

Hebe

[′hē·bē]
(astronomy)
An asteroid with a diameter of about 126 miles (202 kilometers), mean distance from the sun of 2.42 astronomical units, and S-type surface composition.

Hebe

beautiful cupbearer to the gods. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 117]

Hebe

cupbearer to the gods; succeeded by Ganymede. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 117]
See: Servant

Hebe (Juventas)

goddess of the young. [Gk. and Rom. Myth.: Hall, 146]
See: Youth
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