Wednesday, 25 August 2010

(7066) Nessus, retributive justice

Centaurs that have perihelion or aphelion between Jupiter and Saturn, are always related with physical action. Nessus is related to retributive justice, like in the movies "Taking Lives" (2004) and "Head in the Clouds" (2004).

In Greek mythology, Nessus was a famous centaur who was killed by Heracles, and whose tainted blood in turn killed Heracles.


Nessus was one of the Centaurs who fought against the Lapiths, at the wedding of Peirithous and Hippodameia. When the Lapiths drove out the Centaurs out of their kingdom, most fled to Mount Pholus at Aracadia. Nessus, instead, headed west to the Evenus River in Aetolia, where he becomed a ferryman.

Years later, Nessus encountered the hero Heracles, who was leaving Aetolia with his wife, Deïaneira. Nessus offered to ferry Deianeira across the Evenus. Heracles accepted and went ahead, but Nessus --that wanted revenge for the centaurs killed by Heracles-- tried to rape Deianeira. Heracles saw this from across a river and shot a poisoned arrow into Nessus's breast. Dying, Nessus instructed Deianeira to keep his blood to ensure that Heracles would be true to her forever. Deianeira didn't know the poison that killed Nessus, came from the deadly venom of the Hydra.

Later, when her trust began to wane because of Iole, she spread the centaur's blood on a shirt and gave it to her husband. Heracles went to a gathering of heroes, where his passion got the better of him. Meanwhile, Deianeira accidentally spilled a portion of the centaur's blood onto the floor. To her horror, it began to fume by the light of the rising sun.
She instantly recognized it as poison and sent her messenger to warn Heracles but it was too late. Heracles lay dying slowly and painfully as the shirt burned his skin—either in actual flames or by the heat of poison." 



Operate according to universe laws and the will of the Higher-Self

The integrity and self-determination of (7066) Nessus is very strong. It has the ability to perform the will of the Higher-Self and operate according to universe laws in an immutable way. No matter what are doing the rest of people, Nessus does what he thinks is correct, like in the movies "Schindler's List" (1993), "Philadelphia" (1993) and "Red Corner" (1997).

In the TV series "X-Files" (1992), initially Dana Scully was asigned to the x-files with the objective of refute Fox Mulder's theories, but once she gets in the investigation and the truth of the evidence, she turns in upholding Mulder in front of their chiefs.