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15673 Djanggawul Fossae Djanggawul Fossae Pluto 585 41 84.31 54.89 27.48 91.5 75.86 +E (0-360) OC - Yolngu Fossa, fossae FO - Approved Aug 8, 2017 [438] Ancestral beings in Yolngu (Australia) myth who traveled between the island of the dead and Australia. Sep 15, 2017
15852 Kaknú Fossa Kaknu Fossa Pluto 249 -30.45 122.07 -29.37 -31.98 128.91 115.22 +E (0-360) NA - Ohlone Fossa, fossae FO - Approved Aug 12, 2019 [537] Epic hero of the Chochenyo/Ohlone (N. California) mythology, an anthropomorphic being resembling a peregrine falcon, who traveled to the underworld to battle Wiwe (“Body of Stone”), the lord of the underworld. Aug 12, 2019
15833 Mwindo Fossae Mwindo Fossae Pluto 406 34.74 245.78 44.88 25.68 253.49 236.09 +E (0-360) AF - Democratic Republic of the Congo Fossa, fossae FO - Approved May 30, 2019 [522] Nyanga (Eastern Dem. Rep. Congo/Zaire) epic hero who travelled to the underworld and after returning home became a wise and powerful king. May 31, 2019
15674 Sleipnir Fossa Sleipnir Fossa Pluto 508 23.7 234.51 32.43 13.28 241.53 224.33 +E (0-360) EU - Norse Fossa, fossae FO - Approved Aug 8, 2017 [93] A powerful, eight-legged horse in Norse mythology who carried Odin into the Underworld. Sep 15, 2017
15675 Virgil Fossae Virgil Fossae Pluto 710 5.23 122.76 12.87 -6.18 136.47 107.82 +E (0-360) EU - Italy Fossa, fossae FO - Approved Aug 8, 2017 [59] Italian; Dante’s guide through Hell and Purgatory in the Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri (1265–1321). Sep 15, 2017

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