88611 Teharonhiawako

This minor planet is named after a deity from Iroquois myth. The name as it was said isn't known exactly; sometimes he is called Hah-gweh-di-yu, and is sometimes associated with Ioskeha from Huron myth. He is one of a set of twins born from the Sky Woman Ata-en-sic or Atahensic, a sky goddess who was the first to inhabit the newly-created Earth, although sometimes he and his twin were said to be the children of her daughter, the Earth Mother.

When Teharonhiawako's evil twin Sawiskera was born, their mother died from childbirth. Teharonhiawako then set to work creating the sun from her face, and the moon and stars from her breast, and the fertile land from her body. He planted the first grain of corn, and created the first people.

The symbol of this minor planet is a tall oval containing a solar dot atop a small Y-shape. The Y-shape evokes the symbol of Lucina, goddess of childbirth, representing the god's origin in contrast to his brother. Together with the oval, the symbol represents his status as a god of maize, and the solar dot represents his creation of the sun and heavens.


This minor planet has one moon named Teharonhiawako I Sawiskera, after the god's evil twin brother, also called Hä-qweh-da-ět-gǎh. When Sawiskera was born, he emerged from under his mother's arm instead of the usual way, which killed her. When Teharonhiawako created the sun, he created the night to chase and oppose it.

The symbol of this minor planet is a corn glyph as that of its parent body, but rotated to the right 120 degrees. This symbolizes Sawiskera's unnatural and violent birth from his mother's side. The Lucina-glyph is supposed to depict a woman with two arms raised up to the heavens, so the placement of the oval here represents Sawiskera's emergence on the side of his mother's heart.

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