Adrastea



noun
a small satellite of Jupiter, discovered in 1979
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Goethe admired him, and Herder devoted a chapter to him in his adrastea of 1802.
Handel Romain Rolland

She is likewise called adrastea, because Adrastus, king of Argos, first raised an altar to her.
Roman Antiquities, and Ancient Mythology Charles K. Dillaway

“nemesis,” daughter of Zeus, distributor of rewards and punishments, from Greek Adrasteia, literally “she from whom there is no escape,” from adrastos “not running away,” from privative prefix a- + stem of drasmos “a running away,” related to dromos “course” (see dromedary).

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