(3606) Pohjola

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1939 SF. Discovered 1939 Sept. 19 by Y. Väisälä at Turku.

Named for a place in the Finnish national epic Kalevala {see planet  (1454)}. Pohjola, ruled by the mistress Louhi {see planet  (3897)}, was the home of darkness, coldness and all kinds of badness, an exact opposite of Kalevala. (M 18453)

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