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    Posted October 24, 2013 by
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    My suggestions to name a recently discovered Neptunian moon

     
    Here's my suggestion to name the recently discovered Neptunian moon, S/2004 N 1:
    1. Name: Glaucus* (Glaukos)

    Brief info: A Greek prophetic sea-god, born mortal and turned immortal upon eating a magical herb. It was believed that he commonly came to the rescue of sailors and fishermen in storms, having once been one himself

    More Info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glaucus

    2. Name: Benthesikyme

    Brief info: In Greek mythology, according to the Bibliotheca, Benthesikyme was a daughter of Poseidon and Amphitrite and wife of Enalos, by whom she had two daughters. She raised Eumolpus, son of Chione and Poseidon.

    More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benthesikyme

    3. Name: Pontus

    Brief info: Pontus was an ancient, pre-Olympian sea-god, one of the Greek primordial deities.

    More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pontus_(mythology)

    4. Name: Antaeus

    Brief info: Antaeus was a half-giant in Greek and Berber mythology, the son of Poseidon and Gaia, whose wife was goddess Tinge. Antaeus had a daughter named Alceis or Barce.

    More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antaeus

    5. Name: Theseus

    Brief info: Theseus was the mythical founder-king of Athens, son of Aegeus and Poseidon, both of whom Aethra had slept with in one night. Theseus was a founder-hero, like Perseus, Cadmus, or Heracles, all of whom battled and overcame foes that were identified with an archaic religious and social order.

    More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theseus

    NOTE: An asterisk denotes that a name had been used on an asteroid, but luckily, we have precedent that an asteroid name could be reused to name a moon, but it might involves a change in the wording but not the semantic meaning, just like asteroid 1865 Cerberus and the Plutonian moon Kerberos. However, in the case involving the name "Glaucus", its alternative wording Glaukos had been used on a Trojan asteroid, but "Glaucus" is still vacant yet as far as I knew.

    P.S. The image used comes from Celestia, which is an astronomy software that can be obtained at shatters.net/celestia
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