What does 18 Melpomene mean?

18 Melpomene meaning in Symbols Dictionary

18 Melpomene is a large, brilliant main-belt asteroid which was found by J. R. Hind on Summer 24, 1852, and known as after Melpomenē, the Muse of tragedy in Greek mythology. It is categorized as an S-type asteroid and it is composed of silicates and metals.