- a daughter of Orion who, with her sister Metioche, offered herself as a sacrifice to end a plague in Boeotia.
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This is No. 188, Menippe, whose elements are still somewhat uncertain.
By some his mother was said to have been Menippe; by others Polymnia.
On Menippe I knew "g" must equal about one twentieth of a foot, and "r" 31,680 feet.Other Worlds
Garrett P. Serviss
Menippe, the one hundred and eighty-eighth, was also lost soon after its discovery in 1878.