65489 Ceto

Similar to, but not to be confused with, Cetus, a class of whale-ish monsters from Greek myth.

This minor planet is named after a monster and goddess of water from Greek myth. She is the daughter of Gaia and Pontus, and mother to many monsters. This minor planet is not named after Ceto the Oceanid.

The symbol for this trans-Neptunian object is Cetus with a female cross.


This minor planet has one satellite, which is named Ceto I Phorcys, after the brother and consort of Ceto. He is also one of the several primordial god of the sea in Greek myth, and therefore also name that I propose for a moon of Neptune.

The symbol of this minor planet moon is Cetus, with a downward trident.

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