(4862) Loke

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1987 SJ5. Discovered 1987 Sept. 30 by P. Jensen and K. Augustesen at Brorfelde.

Named after the strangest character in Norse mythology. Loke is one of the giants, but he lives among the Aesir in Asgaard. He is the symbol of falseness and intrigue — at the same time the enemy and the cunning helper of the gods. He caused the death of Balder {see planet  (4059)}, and he is the father of Fenrir, Hel {see planet  (949)} and the Midgard serpent. (M 22504)

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