Asteroid 166, Rhodope, was discovered on August 15, 1876 by C.H.F. Peters at Clinton, New York. It has a period of 4 years, 148 days.

Rhodope was named for an attendant of Artemis who, for calling herself more beautiful than Hera, was changed into a mountain. The Rhodope Mountains, believed by the ancient Greeks to have once been this reckless, arrogant woman, are in northern Greece and southern Bulgaria, what the ancient Greeks called Thrace.

A view of a river in the Bulgarian Rhodopes.

Astrologically, asteroid Rhodope seems to indicate figuratively speaking, "a mountain to climb" or "a mountain in one's path" or, a goal attained.

The glyph for Rhodope is mine.

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