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(3271) Ul

Reference work entry

1982 RB. Discovered 1982 Sept. 14 by H.-E. Schuster at La Silla.

Named for the spirit of night-time and the moon in the mythology of the Melanesians of the New Hebrides Islands. Ul was the rival of Tortali {see planet  (2687)}, spirit of daytime and the sun. The Melanesians recognize no gods. The name is shared by a god character in a best-selling fantasy series by David Eddings. (M 27329)

Name suggested by F. Pilcher.

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