Saturday, 1 October 2005

(52872) Okyrhoe, fast flowing

(52872) Okyrhoe is a centaur discovered in September of 1998. The orbit is between Jupiter and Saturn. It has a perihelion of 5.8 AU and an aphelion of 10.9 AU. It has an inclination of 15.7º. It has a diameter of about 50 km.


Greek mythology

Okyrhoe was the daughter of Chiron and Chariklo. The name means "swift running" or "fast flowing". A prophet, she was changed into a mare by the gods as punishment for revealing their plans to humankind.

Okyrhoe was a female centaur that was transformed into a mare: (52872) Okyrhoe allows speed action, like Marty Mc Fly at the end of the movie "Back to the Future" (1985); like Anakin at the pod racing tournament in the movie "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace" (1999); like the final movement of Mulan at the end of the movie (Disney, 1998), or the movie "The Peacemaker" (1997).

From a reincarnation archetypes point of view, (52872) Okyrhoe is like a western gunman, that, at a speed higher that the eye can see, rolls over the gun before shooting. An other example is the fast movement of hands, arms and legs of a Chinese martial art warrior.

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"Mulan" (1998)

The danger with (52872) Okyrhoe is to make a false move because of its strong ability for anticipation.

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