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Orcus

nether world of the dead. [Rom. Myth.: Wheeler, 270]
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Pluto, Quaoar, Orcus, Haumea, Makemake, 2007 [OR.sub.10], Salacia, 2002 M[S.sub.4], Eris, and way-out Sedna are each unique and fascinating worlds, and they deserve places in our mental maps of our astronomical home.
However, despite its name and the fact that it is positioned near volcanoes, the actual origin of Orcus Patera remains unclear.
ORBITAL PERIOD NAME (KM) RADIUS (AU) (YEARS) Pluto 2320 39.5 248 Ixion 800 30-49 250 Varuna 900 43 283 Quaoar 1250 42 288 2002AW197 750 41-53 325 Haumea 1500 35-52 285 Orcus 950 30-48 247 Makemake 1600 38-53 309 ORBITAL NUMBER NAME ECCENTRICITY OF MOONS Pluto 0.249 3 Ixion 0.242 0 Varuna 0.051 0 Quaoar 0.034 1 2002AW197 0.132 0 Haumea 0.189 2 Orcus 0.225 1 Makemake 0.159 0 Note: Orbital eccentricity is a measure of how elliptical an orbit is (a perfect circle is 0 and a straight line.
Another example of liminality comes to the fore in the figure of Charon, the ferryman whom Virgil has also made mention of in Georgics IV: "nor did the ferryman of Orcus (grant) further passage through that barrier-like marsh" ("nec portitor Orci/ amplius obiectam passus transire paludem" (lines 502-03).
-- is also a tri-form conception and among the various conjectures Panofsky's "Orcus, Gehenna, Hades," seems particularly apt (71).
Then he takes his staff; with this he calls forth pale shades from Orcus, and sends others beneath grim Tartarus, and gives and takes away sleep, and opens the eyes of the dead.(38)
For, because she was perishing neither through fate nor by a deserved death, but pitiably before her day, inflamed by sudden madness, Proserpina had not yet taken a blonde lock from her crown and consigned her head / life to Orcus. And so Iris...stood above Dido's head and said: 'I take this lock, as ordered, consecrated to Dis, and I release you from your body.' So she spoke, and with her right hand cut the lock...
Hermes, or Mercury, is the hero "who carries the law to the mutinous famuli in his divine rod (a real word for the auspices), the same rod with which, as Vergil tells, he brings back souls from Orcus. (That is, he restores to social life the clients who, having left the protection of the heroes, were again being scattered and lost in the lawless state which is the Orcus of the poets, waiting to swallow all men)" (604).
PN Horse Jockey/trainer Odds Comment 5 Orcus JLopez/Rivelli 9-5 Rested and ready 6 Tiz Samurai Valdivia/Rivelli 2-1 Claimed by top barn 2 Senor Blanco Murrill/CDavis 7-2 Beat better; drops?