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(2091) Sampo

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1941 HO. Discovered 1941 Apr. 26 by Y. Väisälä at Turku.

Named for the wonder-object in Kalevala {see planet  (1454)}, the Finnish national epic. Sampo was to produce every kind of fortune. When Kalevala and Pohjola {the North, see planet  (3606)}) were fighting for its possession, out at sea, it broke into pieces, and only tiny fragments could be found. (M 5450)

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