1 giorno fa · In ancient Greek religion and myth, Dionysus ( / daɪ.əˈnaɪsəs /; Ancient Greek: Διόνυσος Dionysos) is the god of the grape-harvest, wine making, orchards and fruit, vegetation, fertility, festivity, insanity, ritual madness, religious ecstasy, and theatre.
1 giorno fa · Vesta (minor-planet designation: 4 Vesta) is one of the largest objects in the asteroid belt, with a mean diameter of 525 kilometres (326 mi). It was discovered by the German astronomer Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers on 29 March 1807  and is named after Vesta , the virgin goddess of home and hearth from Roman mythology .
- 19.34 km/s
- Heinrich Wilhelm Olbers
- 29 March 1807
- Main belt (Vesta family)
1 giorno fa · Goddess of beauty, love, desire, and pleasure. In Hesiod's Theogony(188–206), she was born from sea-foam and the severed genitals of Uranus; in Homer's Iliad(5.370–417), she is daughter of Zeusand Dione. She was married to Hephaestus, but bore him no children.
1 giorno fa · Dwarf planets had been proposed as a category of small planet (as opposed to planetoids as sub-planetary objects) and planetary geologists continue to treat them as planets despite the IAU definition.  The largest known trans-Neptunian objects with their moons; the Earth and Moon have been added for comparison.
6 giorni fa · The symbol for 4 Vesta was invented by German mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss. Dr. Olbers, having previously discovered and named 2 Pallas, gave Gauss the honor of naming his newest discovery.
6 mar 2023 · Vestal Virgins, in Roman religion, six priestesses, representing the daughters of the royal house, who tended the state cult of Vesta, the goddess of the hearth. The cult is believed to date to the 7th century bc; like other non-Christian cults, it was banned in ad 394 by Theodosius I.