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Fanatica, asteroid 1,589 (the 1,589th asteroid to be discovered, on September 13, 1950), is approximately 14 kilometers in diameter and has an orbital period of 3.8 years. Fanatica is a concept asteroid, named after fanaticism. Fanaticism comes from the Latin fanaticus, meaning “one inspired” or “possessed by a deity” (specifically the priests of Cybele and other goddesses). J. Lee Lehman associates this asteroid with fanatical temperaments and activities. Jacob Schwartz associates Fanatica with “warlike behavior.”


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Y que, enamorado del exotismo contemplado, cubrio Europa -- y Estados Unidos -- de apuntes, bocetos, acuarelas y oleos de tematica marroqui, hasta erigirse en el lider de una escuela orientalista que llego a constituirse en una "secta fanatica", en la ironica denominacion de Perez Galdos (680).
Hasta hace poco, la modelo brasilena Giselle Bundchen tambien era una fanatica de las havaianas.