Planet Saturn

The Moons of Saturn

Saturn has 56 known moons. Nine of which have been discovered and yet unamed since 2004. 47 of the 56 moons are named moons. Here is a alphabetical list:

AlbiorixA moon of Saturn was discovered by Matthew Holm in 2000. Albiorix also is designated as "Saturn XXVI" and "S/2000 S11". In Celtic mytholoy, Albiorix, also known as Toutatis, is the god of tribal unity.
AtlasA moon of Saturn was discovered by Richard Tirrile (Voyager 1) in 1980. Atlas also is designated as "Saturn XV" and "S/1980 S28". In Greek mythology, Atlas was a titan who held the sky up.
CalypsoA moon of Saturn was discovered by Brad Smith, Harold Reitsema, Steven Larson and John Fountain on March 13, 1980. Calypso also is designated as "Saturn XIV" and "S/1980 S25". In Greek mythology, Calypso was a sea nymph who delayed Odysseus on her island of Ogygia for seven years.
DioneA moon of Saturn was discovered by Giovanni Cassini in 1684. Dione also is designated as "Saturn IV". In Greek mythology, Dione was a goddess and mother to Aphrodite.
EnceladusA moon of Saturn was discovered by William Herschel in 1789. Enceladus also is designated as "Saturn II". In Greek mythology, Enceladus was a giant speared in a battle by the goddess Athena and thrown into the volcano Mount Etna. Earthquakes in the area were thought to be caused by Enceladus.
EpimetheusA moon of Saturn was discovered by Richard Waltker (Voyager 1) on December 18, 1966. Epimetheus shares the same orbit as the Saturnian moon Janus. Epimetheus also is designated as "Saturn XI" and "S/1980 S3". In Greek mythology, Epimetheus was a Titan, who with his brother Prometheus, acted as representatives of mankind.
ErriapoA moon of Saturn was discovered by John Kavelaars in 2000 Erriapo also is designated as "Saturn XXVIII" and "S/2000 S10". Erriapo was a giant from Gaulic mythology.
HeleneA moon of Saturn was discovered by the P. Laques and J. lecacheus on March 1, 1980. Helene also is designated as "Saturn XII" and "S/1980 S6". The moon was named after Helen of Troy.
HyperionA moon of Saturn was discovered by William & George Bond and William Lassell on September 16, 1848. Hyperion also is designated as "Saturn VII". In Greek mythology, Hyperion was a Titan and the 'god of observation'.
IapetusThe third largest moon of Saturn was discovered by Giovanni Cassini on October 25, 1671. Iapetus also is designated as "Saturn VIII". In Greek mythology, Iapetus was a Titan.
IjiraqA moon of Saturn was discovered by the John Kavelaars in, 2000. Ijiraq also is designated as "Saturn XXII" and "S/2000 S6". In Inuit mythology, Ijiraq is a sort of boogeyman who captures children and hides them away forever.
JanusA moon of Saturn was discovered by Audouin Dollfus on December 15, 1966. Janus shares the same orbit as the Saturnian moon Epimetheus Janus also is designated as "Saturn X" and "S/1966 S2". Janus is named after the two-faced Roman god of doors, gates, beginnings & endings.
KiviuqA moon of Saturn was discovered by the Brett Gladman in, 2000. Kiviuq also is designated as "Saturn XXIV" and "S/2000 S5". The moon was named after a Hero/Giant from Inuit mythology.
MethoneA moon of Saturn was discovered by the Sebastien Charnoz on June 1, 2004. Methone also is designated as "Saturn XXXII" and "S/2004 S1". In Greek mythology, Methone was one of seven (beautiful) daughters of the giant Alkyoneus.
MimasA moon of Saturn was discovered by William Herschel in 1789. Mimas also is designated as "Saturn I". In Greek mythology, Mimas was a giant slain by Heracules.
MundilfariA moon of Saturn was discovered by Brett Gladman in 2000. Mundilfari also is designated as "Saturn XXV" and "S/2000 S9". In Norse mythology, Mundilfari was a giant and the father of the god Sol.
NarviA moon of Saturn was discovered by Scott Sheppard and team in 2003. Mundilfari also is designated as "Saturn XXXI" and "S/2003 S1". In Norse mythology, Narvi was the son of Loki who was killed to punish Loki for his crimes.
PaaliaqA moon of Saturn was discovered by the Brett Gladman in, 2000. Paaliaq also is designated as "Saturn XX" and "S/2000 S2". The moon was named after a Giant from Inuit mythology.
PanA innermost moon of Saturn was discovered by Mark Showalter (Voyager 2) in 1990. Pan also is designated as "Saturn XVIII" and "S/1981 S13". Named for the Greek god Pan who watches over shepards and flocks.
PandoraA moon of Saturn was discovered by Steward Collins and D. Carlson (Voyager 1) in 1980. Pandora also is designated as "Saturn XVII" and "S/1980 S26". In Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman created by Zeus to bring evil in the world tas punishment for the theft of fire.
PhoebeA moon of Saturn was discovered by William Pickering on March 17, 1898. Phoebe was the first satellite to be discovered photographically. Phoebe also is designated as "Saturn IX". In Greek mythology, Phoebe was a Titan.
PolydeucesA moon of Saturn was discovered by the Cassini Imaging Team on October 24, 2004. Polydeuces also is designated as "Saturn XXXIV" and "S/2004 S5". In Greek mythology, Polydeuces, also known as Pollux, was the twin brother Castor
PrometheusA moon of Saturn was discovered by Steward Collins and D. Carlson (Voyager 1) in 1980. Prometheus also is designated as "Saturn XVI" and "S/1980 S27". In Greek mythology, Prometheus was a Titan who stole fire from the gods and gave it to mortal men.
RheaA moon of Saturn was discovered by Giovanni Cassini in 1672. Rhea also is designated as "Saturn V". In Greek mythology, Rhea was a Titan and mother to Zeus.
S/2004 S10A moon of Saturn was discovered by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt, Jan Kleyna, and Brian G. Marsden on May 4, 2005.
S/2004 S11A moon of Saturn was discovered by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt, Jan Kleyna, and Brian G. Marsden on May 4, 2005.
S/2004 S12A moon of Saturn was discovered by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt, Jan Kleyna, and Brian G. Marsden on May 4, 2005.
S/2004 S13A moon of Saturn was discovered by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt, Jan Kleyna, and Brian G. Marsden on May 4, 2005.
S/2004 S14A moon of Saturn was discovered by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt, Jan Kleyna, and Brian G. Marsden on May 4, 2005.
S/2004 S15A moon of Saturn was discovered by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt, Jan Kleyna, and Brian G. Marsden on May 4, 2005.
S/2004 S16A moon of Saturn was discovered by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt, Jan Kleyna, and Brian G. Marsden on May 4, 2005.
S/2004 S17A moon of Saturn was discovered by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt, Jan Kleyna, and Brian G. Marsden on May 4, 2005.
S/2004 S18A moon of Saturn was discovered by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt, Jan Kleyna, and Brian G. Marsden on May 4, 2005.
S/2004 S19A moon of Saturn was discovered by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt, Jan Kleyna, and Brian G. Marsden on June 26, 2006.
S/2004 S7A moon of Saturn was discovered by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt, Jan Kleyna, and Brian G. Marsden on May 4, 2005.
S/2004 S8A moon of Saturn was discovered by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt, Jan Kleyna, and Brian G. Marsden on May 4, 2005.
S/2004 S9A moon of Saturn was discovered by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt, Jan Kleyna, and Brian G. Marsden on May 4, 2005.
S/2006 S1A moon of Saturn was discovered by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt, Jan Kleyna, and Brian G. Marsden on June 26, 2006.
S/2006 S2A moon of Saturn was discovered by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt, Jan Kleyna, and Brian G. Marsden on June 26, 2006.
S/2006 S3A moon of Saturn was discovered by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt, Jan Kleyna, and Brian G. Marsden on June 26, 2006.
S/2006 S4A moon of Saturn was discovered by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt, Jan Kleyna, and Brian G. Marsden on June 26, 2006.
S/2006 S5A moon of Saturn was discovered by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt, Jan Kleyna, and Brian G. Marsden on June 26, 2006.
S/2006 S6A moon of Saturn was discovered by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt, Jan Kleyna, and Brian G. Marsden on June 26, 2006.
S/2006 S7A moon of Saturn was discovered by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt, Jan Kleyna, and Brian G. Marsden on June 26, 2006.
S/2006 S8A moon of Saturn was discovered by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt, Jan Kleyna, and Brian G. Marsden on June 26, 2006.
SiarnaqA moon of Saturn was discovered by Brett Gladman in 2000 Siarnaq also is designated as "Saturn XXIX" and "S/2000 S3". In Inuit mythology, Siarnaq was the goddess of animals, especially mammals, of the sea.
SkadiA moon of Saturn was discovered by the John Kavelaars in, 2000. Skadi (or Skathi) also is designated as "Saturn XXVII" and "S/2000 S8". In Norse mythology, Skadi was a mountain giantess and the goddess of the hunt.
SuttungA moon of Saturn was discovered by Brett Gladman in 2000. Suttung, sometimes called Suttungr, also is designated as "Saturn XXIII" and "S/2000 S12". In Norse mythology, Suttung was a giant who once owned the mead of poetry.
TarvosA moon of Saturn was discovered by John Kavelaars in 2000 Siarnaq also is designated as "Saturn XXI" and "S/2000 S4". In Gaulish mythology, Tarvos was the bull god.
TelestoA moon of Saturn was discovered by Brad Smith, Harold Reitsema, Steven Larson and John Fountain on April 8, 1980. Telesto also is designated as "Saturn XIII" and "S/1980 S13". In Greek mythology, Telesto was daughter of Oceanus and Tethys and was the personification of "Success".
TethysA moon of Saturn was discovered by Giovanni Cassini in 1684. Tethys also is designated as "Saturn III". In Greek mythology, Tethys was a Titaness who was sister and wife to Oceanus and mother to the Rivers: nile, Alpheus and Maeander.
ThrymA moon of Saturn was discovered by Brett Gladman in 2000. Suttung, sometimes called Suttungr, also is designated as "Saturn XXX" and "S/2000 S7". In Norse mythology, Suttung was a frost giant who stole Thor's hammer.
TitanThe largest moon of Saturn was discovered by Christiaan Huygens on March 25, 1655. Titan also is designated as "Saturn VI". In Greek mythology, Titans were giant brothers and sisters who gave birth to the gods.
YmirThe outermost moon of Saturn was discovered by Brett Gladman in 2000. Suttung, sometimes called Suttungr, also is designated as "Saturn XIX" and "S/2000 S1". In Norse mythology, Ymir, a giant, was the founder of a race of frost giants.
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