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15913 Aellopus Saxum Aellopus Saxum Bennu 0.01 25.44 335.67 26.02 24.85 336.31 335.02 +E (0-360) EU - Greek Saxum, saxa SA - Approved Mar 26, 2020 [571] Aello; Greek, one of the harpies (together with Celaeno and Ocypete), half-maiden and half-bird personification of storm winds, that would snatch and carry things away from Earth. Mar 30, 2020
15888 Aetos Saxum Aetos Saxum Bennu 0.01 3.46 150.36 4.4 2.52 151.02 149.69 +E (0-360) EU - Greek Saxum, saxa SA - Approved Jan 31, 2020 [560] Greek, childhood playmate of the supreme god Zeus who was turned into an eagle by Hera. Mar 12, 2020
15887 Amihan Saxum Amihan Saxum Bennu 0.03 -17.96 256.51 -15.7 -20.22 260.09 252.93 +E (0-360) AS - Philippines Saxum, saxa SA - Approved Jan 31, 2020 [558] Tagalog (Philippines) deity that is depicted as a bird, the first creature to inhabit the universe. Mar 12, 2020
15891 Benben Saxum Benben Saxum Bennu 0.05 -45.86 127.59 -40.02 -51.7 135.62 119.56 +E (0-360) AF - Egypt Saxum, saxa SA - Approved Jan 31, 2020 [1] Ancient Egyptian primordial mound that arose from the primordial waters Nu. The god Atum settled upon it to create the world after his flight over the waters in the form of the Bennu bird, who is a piece of his soul. Mar 12, 2020
15912 Boobrie Saxum Boobrie Saxum Bennu 0.03 48.08 214.28 50.78 45.22 219.11 209.45 +E (0-360) EU - Scotland Saxum, saxa SA - Approved Mar 26, 2020 [570] Mythological shapeshifting entity inhabiting the lochs (lakes) of the west coast of Scotland. It commonly adopts the appearance of a gigantic water bird. Mar 30, 2020
15909 Camulatz Saxum Camulatz Saxum Bennu 0.02 -10.26 259.65 -8.61 -11.91 261.95 257.35 +E (0-360) SA - Mayan Saxum, saxa SA - Approved Mar 26, 2020 [557] One of four birds which destructed the first race of people carved out of wood in Kʼicheʼ Maya (Guatemala) creation myth. Mar 30, 2020
15914 Celaeno Saxum Celaeno Saxum Bennu 0.01 18.42 335.23 19.09 17.74 336.16 334.3 +E (0-360) EU - Greek Saxum, saxa SA - Approved Mar 26, 2020 [44] Greek, one of the harpies (together with Aellopus and Ocypete), half-maiden and half-bird personification of darkness and storm winds, that would snatch and carry things away from Earth. Jun 10, 2020
15915 Ciinkwia Saxum Ciinkwia Saxum Bennu 0.02 -4.97 249.47 -2.85 -7.08 251.3 247.63 +E (0-360) NA - Algonquin Saxum, saxa SA - Approved Mar 26, 2020 [572] Thunder-beings of Algonquian mythology (in particular Oklahoma Miami Nation) that live in the sky and cause thunder and lightning. They look like giant eagles, or as birds with a human head. Mar 30, 2020
15906 Dodo Saxum Dodo Saxum Bennu 0.03 -32.68 64.42 -29.8 -35.7 67 61.8 +E (0-360) EU - England Saxum, saxa SA - Approved Mar 26, 2020 [566] Non-flying bird, rounded and gray, a fictional character in the book Alice's Adventure in Wonderland (1865) by English writer Lewis Carroll. Mar 27, 2020
15916 Gamayun Saxum Gamayun Saxum Bennu 0.02 9.86 105.45 12 7.72 107.45 103.45 +E (0-360) EU - Slavic Saxum, saxa SA - Approved Mar 26, 2020 [565] Slavic prophetic bird, symbol of wisdom and knowledge; she is depicted as a large bird with a woman's head. Mar 30, 2020
15889 Gargoyle Saxum Gargoyle Saxum Bennu 0.02 4.59 92.48 6.57 2.61 93.83 91.13 +E (0-360) EU - France Saxum, saxa SA - Approved Jan 31, 2020 [561] French, dragon-like monster with wings, bird-like neck, and the ability to breathe fire. Mar 12, 2020
15911 Gullinkambi Saxum Gullinkambi Saxum Bennu 0.03 18.53 17.96 21.01 16.04 21.38 14.53 +E (0-360) EU - Norse Saxum, saxa SA - Approved Mar 26, 2020 [569] Norse, gold-combed rooster who lives in the heavenly majestic hall Valhalla and wakes gods and heroes. Mar 30, 2020
15883 Huginn Saxum Huginn Saxum Bennu 0.05 -29.77 43.25 -24.46 -35.08 47.78 38.71 +E (0-360) EU - Norse Saxum, saxa SA - Approved Jan 31, 2020 [556] Norse, one of the two ravens (together with Muninn) accompanying the supreme god Odin. Mar 12, 2020
15910 Kongamato Saxum Kongamato Saxum Bennu 0.02 5.03 66.31 6.85 3.2 68.15 64.46 +E (0-360) AF - Zambia Saxum, saxa SA - Approved Mar 26, 2020 [561] Giant flying creature looking like bird or bat in myths of Kaonde, a Bantu-speaking people of NW Zambia and the adjacent areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire). Mar 30, 2020
15884 Muninn Saxum Muninn Saxum Bennu 0.03 -29.34 48.68 -26.23 -32.44 50.79 46.56 +E (0-360) EU - Norse Saxum, saxa SA - Approved Jan 31, 2020 [556] Norse, one of the two ravens (together with Huginn) accompanying the supreme god Odin. Mar 12, 2020
15885 Ocypete Saxum Ocypete Saxum Bennu 0.01 25.09 328.25 25.52 24.66 328.99 327.5 +E (0-360) EU - Greek Saxum, saxa SA - Approved Jan 31, 2020 [1] Greek, one of the three named harpies, half-maiden and half-bird personification of storm winds, that would snatch and carry things away from Earth. Mar 12, 2020
15907 Odette Saxum Odette Saxum Bennu 0.02 -44.86 291.08 -43.48 -46.24 292.96 289.2 +E (0-360) EU - Russia Saxum, saxa SA - Approved Mar 26, 2020 [567] Princess turned into White Swan in the ballet Swan Lake (1877) by Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky. This character, which name derives from French, is opposite to Odile, the Black Swan maiden. Mar 27, 2020
15908 Odile Saxum Odile Saxum Bennu 0.03 -42.74 294.08 -41.46 -44.02 296.89 291.27 +E (0-360) EU - Russia Saxum, saxa SA - Approved Mar 26, 2020 [567] Black Swan maiden in the ballet Swan Lake (1877) by Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky. This character, which name derives from Old German, is opposite to Odette, the Swan Princess. Mar 27, 2020
15895 Pouakai Saxum Pouakai Saxum Bennu 0.01 -40.45 166.75 -39.26 -41.63 168.14 165.35 +E (0-360) OC - Polynesia Saxum, saxa SA - Approved Feb 11, 2020 [559] Māori (Polynesia) monstrous bird who kills and eat humans. Mar 12, 2020
15881 Roc Saxum Roc Saxum Bennu 0.1 -23.46 25.36 -16.61 -30.31 36.23 14.49 +E (0-360) AS - Persian Saxum, saxa SA - Approved Jan 31, 2020 [554] Enormous bird of prey in Arabic mythology of the Middle East. Mar 12, 2020
15882 Simurgh Saxum Simurgh Saxum Bennu 0.04 -25.32 4.05 -20.79 -29.84 8.09 -0 +E (0-360) AS - Iran Saxum, saxa SA - Approved Jan 31, 2020 [555] Iranian benevolent bird who possesses all knowledge. Defines zero degrees longitude on Bennu. Mar 12, 2020
15886 Strix Saxum Strix Saxum Bennu 0.01 13.4 88.26 13.94 12.85 88.65 87.86 +E (0-360) EU - Roman Saxum, saxa SA - Approved Jan 31, 2020 [557] Roman vampiric bird of ill omen. Mar 12, 2020
15905 Thorondor Saxum Thorondor Saxum Bennu 0.06 -47.94 45.1 -44.36 -51.51 55.64 34.56 +E (0-360) EU - England Saxum, saxa SA - Approved Mar 26, 2020 [568] King of the Eagles in the Middle-earth, the fictional setting in fantasy novels by English author J.R.R. Tolkien, the greatest of all eagles, with a wingspan of 55 m (approximately as this boulder). Mar 27, 2020
15890 Tlanuwa Regio Tlanuwa Regio Bennu 0.3 -37.86 261.7 -9 -66.72 300.26 223.13 +E (0-360) NA - Cherokee Regio, regiones RE - Approved Jan 31, 2020 [562] Cherokee (Southeast USA), giant birds who scattered the Earth with pieces of serpent which turned into standing pillars of rocks. Mar 12, 2020

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