Ninkasi

(1988 TJ1 )
CURRENT POSITION: 7 GEM 4
Incl: 15.65109
Eccent: 0.1683607
Period: 1.6037344509676 years
AU 1.3700663
Type: 1804

Discovery Chart

12.10.1988 07:00 Palomar 116w51 33n21 observations 1

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Named for the Sumerian goddess of wine and beer. She aided the god Lugalbanda in rescuing the tablets of fate from the demon Zu. In Semitic mythology, Ninkasi was also considered god of the Vine, corresponding to the Greek Dionysus {see planet  (3671)}. An ode to Ninkasi, inscribed in cuneiform on 4000-year old clay tablets, provides a recipe that was used successfully by Fritz Maytag and Solomon H. Katz to recreate Sumerian beer. (M 20522)

Discovered on 12-10-1988 in Palomar by Shoemaker, C. S.

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