Asteria

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  1. In Greek mythology, Asteria was the sixth killed by Heracles when he came for Hippolyte's girdle. The Amazons (of whom Hippolyte was queen) knew that Heracles was invincible but fought him anyway.
  2. A Star-Goddess, the daughter of Coeus and Phoebe and sister of Leto, Asteria flung herself into the ocean to escape the advances of Zeus. She became the island of the same name. Alternatively, she changed herself into a quail to avoid him.
  3. A nymph that turned into a quail to escape from Zeus.
  4. Award-winning medieval duo singing "meltingly beautiful" (http://www.nyemc.org/reviews.asp) songs of passion and despair from the 15th century: le souvenir de vous me tue (http://asteriamusica.com).de:Asteria

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