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MOON NAMES  in the solar system and in fiction

Names of moons, in the solar system and in fiction


Moon name Gender Planet History
Adrastea F Jupiter Goddess of Fate, the daughter of Jupiter and Ananke
Amalthea F Jupiter named after the nymph who nursed Jupiter with goats milk
Ananke F Jupiter Goddess of unalterable necessity; the mother of the Moirae or Fates
Ariel M Uranus a mischievous airy spirit in Shakespeare's The Tempest
Atlas M Saturn a titan, held the sky to prevent its fall to earth
Belinda F Uranus the heroine in Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock
Belior M/F Pern fictional planet created for Dragonriders of Pern series of novels
Bianca F Uranus sister of Katherine in Shakespeare's play The Taming of the Shrew
Callisto F Jupiter a nymph, beloved of Zeus and hated by Hera 
Calypso F Saturn Goddess of Silence; daughter of Atlas, she was one of the Nymphs
Carme F Jupiter the mother, by Zeus, of Britomartis, a Cretan goddess
Ceres F Sun the daughter of Saturn and the mother of Proserpina
Charon M Pluto ferried dead souls across river from living to dead
Cordelia F Uranus King Lear's youngest & best loved daughter
Cressida F Uranus daughter of Calchas in Shakespeare's play Troilus and Cressida
Cybele F Sun Asteroid - the goddess of nature and fertility
Davida M Sun an Asteroid, named after David Peck Todd, an astronomy professor
Deimos M Mars one of the sons of Ares (Mars) and Aphrodite (Venus)
Desdemona F Uranus named after the wife of Othello in Shakespeare's play Othello
Dione F Saturn Dione was the mother of Aphrodite (Venus) by Zeus (Jupiter)
Earth M/F Sun Satellite of Sol  
Elara F Jupiter daughter of King Orchomenus, and one of Zeus' many lovers  
Enceladus M Saturn a Titan who was defeated in battle & buried under Mount Etna by Athena  
Endor M/F Star Wars Code-named the Sanctuary Moon in Starwars  
Epimetheus M Saturn Prometheus' bro, Pandora's spouse, "afterthought"  
Europa F Jupiter maiden seduced by Zeus, mother-in-law to Pasiphae  
Ganymede M Jupiter the young, beautiful boy that became one of Zeus' lovers  
Helene F Saturn Helen of Troy, daughter of Nemesis, raised by Leda  
Himalia F Jupiter a nymph who bore three sons of Zeus (Jupiter)  
Hygeia F Sun Asteroid - Greek Goddess of Health & Hygiene  
Hyperion M Saturn a Titan, son of Gaea and Uranus and the father of Helios  
Iapetus M Saturn a Titan, Prometheus' father, Atlas' brother  
Interamnia M/F Sun a very large asteroid, named after the town of Teramo  
Io F Jupiter an Argive princess and the daughter of Inachus  
Irdrial M/F Coffman VI sea-green moon in the Darkover series of fantasy novels  
Janus M Saturn two-faced Roman god, denotes any passageway, beginning  
Juliet F Uranus an innocent girl, the only daughter of the Capulets (Romeo & Juliet)  
Jupiter M Sun (Zeus in Greece); overthrew his father Saturn to become king of gods  
Kyrrdis M/F Coffman VI peacock- blue moon in Darkover series of fantasy fiction novels  
Leda F Jupiter loved by Zeus, who seduced her in the guise of a swan  
Lireal M/F Coffman VI violet-tinted moon in Darkover series of fantasy fiction novels  
Lysithea F Jupiter a daughter of Oceanus and one of Zeus's lovers  
Mars M Sun in Roman mythology, god of war and discord (Greek name, Ares)
Mercury M Sun messenger of the gods, the son of the god Jupiter and of Maia
Metis F Jupiter a Titaness who was the first wife of Zeus (Jupiter)
Mimas M Saturn a Titan struck down by Zeus when fought the gods
Miranda F Uranus daughter of Prospero in Shakespeare's play The Tempest
Mormallor M/F Coffman VI very small white moon in Darkover series of fantasy fiction novels
Neptune M Sun in Roman mythology, god of the sea (Greek name, Poseidon)
Nereid F Neptune sea-nymphs of Greek mythology. They were the 50 daughters of Nereus
Oberon M Uranus in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, the king of the fairies
Ophelia F Uranus female character from Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Pallas F Sun an asteroid; daughter of Triton (the Roman name for the Greek Athena)
Pallas M Sun one of the Titans; the son of Crius and Eurybia
Pandora F Saturn Greek, first woman, wife of Epimetheus
Pasiphae F Jupiter goddess Pharmakeia (Sorceress), daughter of the sun god Helios
Persephone F Sun Zeus' daughter, associated with Hades
Phobos M Mars one of the sons of Ares (Mars) and Aphrodite (Venus)
Phoebe F Saturn daughter of Uranus and Gaia
Pluto M Sun in Roman mythology, (Greek: Hades) god of the underworld
Portia F Uranus Merchant of Venice: a rich heiress
Prometheus M Saturn the son of Iapetus who was one of the Titans
Puck M Uranus a fairy spirit that serves Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream
Rhea F Saturn Mother of Zeus
Rosalind F Uranus daughter of the banished Duke in Shakespeare's play As You Like It
Saturn M Sun in Roman mythology, the god of agriculture
Shanganagh M/F Ballybran Moon of Ballybran in McCaffrey's Crystal Singer books
Shankill M/F Ballybran Moon of the Planet Ballybran in McCaffrey's Crystal Singer books
Shilmore M/F Ballybran outermost moon of Ballybran in McCaffrey's Crystal Singer books
Sinope F Jupiter an Ionian colony on the Black Sea; Diogenes of Sinope  
Telesto F Saturn a sea nymph, daughter of Oceanus and Tethys  
Tethys F Saturn daughter of Uranus, raised by Hera  
Thebe F Jupiter daughter of Prometheus  
Timor M/F Pern fictional planet created for Dragonriders of Pern series  
Titan M Saturn youngest in a family of giants, the children of Uranus and Gaia  
Titania F Uranus Midsummer Night's Dream  
Triton M Neptune god of the sea, the son of Poseidon (Neptune)  
Umbriel F Uranus Twelfth's Night  
Uranus M Sun personified as the son and husband of Gaia, Mother Earth  
Venus F Sun named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty  
Vesta F Sun the goddess of the hearth, equated with the Greek Hestia  
Titania F Uranus Queen of the Fairies and wife of Oberon in Midsummer-Night's Dream  

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