Pluto Name Bank Proposal 2015-07-07
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Pluto Theme #1: Space Missions and Spacecraft
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PlutoP1.1SputnikFirst artificial Earth satellite, launched by the Soviet Union in 1957.http://www.britannica.com/topic/SputnikExtremely popular, with broad international support.
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PlutoP1.2ChallengerUS Space Shuttle lost in a launch accident in 1986 with a crew of 7 and experiments to observe Halley’s comet aboard.http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/shuttleoperations/orbiters/challenger-info.htmlExtremely popular, with broad international support.
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PlutoP1.3ColumbiaUS Space Shuttle lost in a reentry accident in 2003 with a crew of 7 and numerous research payloads aboard.http://www.nasa.gov/columbia/home/index.htmlExtremely popular, with broad international support. Not likely to be confused with Columbia Valles on Mars, which is named for a river in Washington, US.
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PlutoP1.4SoyuzSoviet/Russian human space transport vehicle. Also honors the loss of Soyuz 11 crew in 1971.http://www.britannica.com/topic/SoyuzExtremely popular, with broad international support.
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Coleta de Dados
The first satellites developed entirely in Brazil, the two Satelite de Coleta de Dados collect environmental data.http://www.inpe.br/scd1/site_scd/scd1/osatelite.htmFavored by > 90% of voters from Central and South America.
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PlutoP1.6ChandrayaanIndia’s first robotic mission to the Moon, 2008-2009.http://www.britannica.com/topic/Chandrayaan-1Favored by 51% of voters from India.
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PlutoP1.7AstridSweden's first two micro-satellites, launched 1995 and 1998. Both studied Earth's auroras.http://www.rymdstyrelsen.se/sv/Sverige-i-rymden/Svenska-satelliter/Not likely to be confused with a crater on Venus, which was merely assigned a Scandinavian female name.
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PlutoP1.8HayabusaJapanese robotic spacecraft that rendezvoused with asteroid 25143 Itokawa and returned samples to Earth, 2003-2010.http://global.jaxa.jp/projects/sat/muses_c/
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PlutoP1.9YutuChinese lunar rover, 2014.http://www.britannica.com/topic/Yutu
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PlutoP1.10VoyagerUS program 1977-2989 to explore all the giant planets of our solar system, it made the first flybys of Uranus and Neptune. Its Interstellar mission continues to explore the heliosphere.http://www.britannica.com/topic/Voyager-space-probes
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PlutoP1.11PioneerEarly US program of lunar, planetary, and heliospheric missions including the first Jupiter, and Saturn missions, 1958-c. 1997.http://www.britannica.com/topic/Pioneer-space-probes
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PlutoP1.12LunaSeries of 15 Soviet moon orbiters and landers, 1959-1976.http://www.britannica.com/topic/Luna-space-probe
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Pluto Theme #2: Scientists and Engineers
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PlutoP2.1TombaughFor Clyde Tombaugh, 1906-1997, US astronomer who discovered Pluto.[68] - World Who's Who in Science, edited by Allen G. Debus; Western Publishing Company, Hannibal, Mo., 1968; New York, 1973.Not to be used for a crater, eliminating any possibility of confusion with a crater on Mars named after Tombaugh. Far too important to the history of Pluto not to have a major feature named after him.
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PlutoP2.2LowellFor Percival Lowell, 1855-1916, US astronomer and the founder of Lowell Observatory in Arizona; he initiated the search that resulted in the discovery of Pluto.[68] - World Who's Who in Science, edited by Allen G. Debus; Western Publishing Company, Hannibal, Mo., 1968; New York, 1973.Not to be used for a crater, eliminating any possibility of confusion with the names of craters on Moon and Mars. Far too important to the history of Pluto not to have a major feature named after him.
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PlutoP2.3BurneyFor Venetia Burney, 1918-2009, British, named Pluto as a young girl.http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/11/world/europe/11phair.htmlNot a scientist, but she played a notable role in the history of Pluto. Her name was a very popular write-in in the OurPluto campaign.
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PlutoP2.4ElliotFor James Elliot, 1943-2011, US planetary scientist who discovered and then studied Pluto’s atmosphere via occultation techniques.http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/11/us/11elliot.html?_r=0
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PlutoP2.5K. EdgeworthFor Kenneth Edgeworth, 1880-1972, Irish astronomer, early speculator about what became known as the Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt.http://www.britannica.com/biography/Kenneth-E-EdgeworthInitial K. is used to distinguish this name from that of Maria Edgeworth, after whom a crater on Venus is named.
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PlutoP2.6PulfrichFor Carl Pulfrich, 1858-1927, German astronomer, invented the blink comparator, the instrument Clyde Tombaugh used to discover Pluto.Instruments of Science: An Historical Encyclopedia (Garland Encyclopedias in the History of Science) by Robert Bud and Deborah Warner, ISBN-13: 978-0815315612. See https://books.google.com/books?id=1AsFdUxOwu8C&pg=PA126&lpg=PA126&dq=pulfrich+carl+blink+comparator&source=bl&ots=u6IXHBOMVN&sig=P5wx9B2EP5WPs6tOW-mn5a-JgUQ&hl=en&sa=X&ei=vL51Vd7MKITmoASurYH4CA&ved=0CC0Q6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=pulfrich%20carl%20blink%20comparator&f=false
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PlutoP2.7SafronovFor Viktor Safronov, 1917-1999, Russian planetary theorist who made pivotal contributions to understanding the formation of planets and the Oort cloud.http://www.britannica.com/biography/Viktor-S-Safronov
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PlutoP2.8HarringtonFor Robert Harrington, 1942-1993, US astronomer and the co-discoverer of Pluto’s largest satellite, Charon.http://www.britannica.com/biography/Robert-S-Harrington
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PlutoP2.9OortFor Jan Oort, 1900-1992, Dutch astronomer after whom the Oort cloud is named.http://www.britannica.com/biography/Jan-Hendrik-Oort
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PlutoP2.10CoradiniFor Angioletta Coradini, 1946-2011, major figure in Italian planetary science.[338] - Division for Planetary Sciences obituary: http://dps.aas.org/news/memoriam-angioletta-coradini-1946-%E2%80%93-2011A crater on Vesta is named “Angioletta” in her honor. The name “Coradini” is unused and has no apparent conflict in the nomenclature database.
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PlutoP2.11BrintonFor Henry Brinton, 1935-2005, US scientist and NASA administrator pivotal to funding many early Pluto mission studies.http://www.udel.edu/PR/UDaily/2005/feb/brinton022505.html
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PlutoP2.12H. SmithFor Harlan Smith, 1924-1991, US planetary scientist and director of McDonald Observatory where numerous groundbased astronomical studies of Pluto were undertaken.http://mcdonaldobservatory.org/research/telescopes/HJSmithInitial H. provided because of other planetary surface features named after people with surname Smith.
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PlutoP2.13KowalFor Charles Kowal, 1940-2011, US planetary scientist who discovered the first Centaur, 2060 Chiron, a harbinger of the Kuiper Belt.http://www.buffalonews.com/Charles_T._Kowal_discovered_2_of_Jupiteraposs_moons___Nov._8_1940_--_Nov._28_2011.html
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Pluto Theme #3: Historic Explorers
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PlutoP3.1NorgayFor Tenzing Norgay (1914-1986), Nepal. Along with Sir Edmund Hillary, the first two humans reach the summit of Mount Everesthttp://www.britannica.com/biography/Tenzing-Norgay
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PlutoP3.2HillaryFor Sir Edmund Hillary (1919-2008), New Zealand. Along with Tenzing Norgay, the first two humans to reach the summit of Mount Everesthttp://www.britannica.com/biography/Edmund-Hillary
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PlutoP3.3al-IdrisiMuhammad al-Idrisi, 1099-1165, explorer and skilled mapmaker, whose compendium The Pleasure of Him Who Longs to Cross the Horizons describes regions as far apart as Ireland and China.http://www.britannica.com/biography/al-Sharif-al-IdrisiThe title of his compendium is extremely appropriate!
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PlutoP3.4CousteauJacques-Yves Cousteau, 1910-1997, France, ocean explorer and co-developer of SCUBA.http://www.britannica.com/biography/Jacques-Cousteau
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PlutoP3.5Zheng He1371-1433, Chinese Ming Dynasty, diplomat, led expeditionary voyages of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.http://www.britannica.com/biography/Zheng-He
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PlutoP3.6BaréJeanne Baré, 1740-1807, French naturalist who had to disguise herself as a man to become the first woman to circumnavigate the Earth.http://www.history.com/news/first-woman-to-circle-the-globe-honored-at-lastAlternative spellings are Baret or Barett
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PlutoP3.7ErikssonLeif Eriksson, c. 970-1020, Iceland, regarded to be the first European to visit North America.http://www.britannica.com/biography/Leif-Eriksson-the-Lucky
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PlutoP3.8Kupe10th century, Polynesian explorer who discovered New Zealand, and later became the subject of Maori mythology.http://www.history-nz.org/discovery.html
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PlutoP3.9HeyerdahlThor Heyerdahl, 1914-2002, Norway, sailed 8000 miles on the Kon-Tiki, a hand-built raft, to show that ancient people could travel long sea voyages.http://www.britannica.com/biography/Thor-Heyerdahl
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PlutoP3.10BirdIsabella Bird, 1831-1904, British, first female member of the Royal Geographical Society. She explored and wrote about much of Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Hawaii and parts of the US.http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Isabella_Lucy_(Bird)_Bishop.aspx
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Pluto Theme #4: Underworld Beings
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PlutoP4.1CthulhuGreat old deity in the The Call of Cthulhu (1928) and other tales by H. P. Lovecraft, US writer, 1890-1937.http://www.britannica.com/biography/H-P-LovecraftMost popular entry in the category, favored by 39% of all voters and showing worldwide popularity.
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PlutoP4.2BalrogEvil, underground creature haunting the Mines of Moria in The Lord of the Rings, 1933 novel by J. R. R. Tolkien.[278] - The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, by Robert Foster; Ballantine Books, New York, 1978.Second most popular entry in the category, favored by 34% of all voters and showing worldwide popularity.
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PlutoP4.3AnubisGod with the head of a jackal, associated with the afterlife in Egyptian mythology.http://www.britannica.com/topic/AnubisThird most popular entry in the category, favored by 34% of all voters and showing worldwide popularity.
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PlutoP4.4ProserpinaRoman goddess known as Persephone to the Greeks, who was abducted by Hades and taken to the Underworld to live as his bride.http://www.britannica.com/topic/Persephone-Greek-goddessFourth most popular entry in the category, favored by 29% of all voters and showing worldwide popularity.
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PlutoP4.5MorgothThe "Satan" of The Silmarillion, 1977 novel by J. R. R. Tolkien.[278] - The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, by Robert Foster; Ballantine Books, New York, 1978.Fifth most popular entry in the category, favored by 26% of all voters and showing worldwide popularity.
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PlutoP4.6Meng-p’oThe old lady who greets you in the Chinese Underworld and ensures that all memories of life are forgotten before the soul is reincarnated.http://www.mythologydictionary.com/lady-meng-mythology.html
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PlutoP4.7AlaEarth and Underworld goddess of the Igbo people in southeastern Nigeria.http://pantheon.org/articles/a/ala.html
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PlutoP4.8KrunOverlord of the Underworld in the Mandaean faith. The Mandaeans are the last surviving Gnostic group from late antiquity.Mandaeans: Ancient Texts and Modern People, by Jorunn Jacobsen Buckley; Oxford University Press, 2002. See page 9 of http://mandaeannetwork.com/Mandaean/books/english/2The_Mandaeans_Ancient_Texts_and_Modern_People_American_Academy_of_Religion_Books_Jorunn_Jacobsen_Buckley.pdf
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PlutoP4.9Hun-CameOne of the two death gods defeated by the Hero Twins in Mayan mythology.http://www.pantheon.org/articles/h/hun_came.html
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PlutoP4.10Vucub-CameOne of the two death gods defeated by the Hero Twins in Mayan mythology.http://www.mythologydictionary.com/vucub-came-mythology.html
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Pluto Theme #5: Underworlds and Underworld Locales
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PlutoP5.1TartarusPit of lost souls in the Underworld of Greek mythology.http://www.britannica.com/topic/TartarusMost popular in the voting, favored by 36% of all voters worldwide.
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PlutoP5.2ElysiumRealm of heroes in the Underworld of Greek mythology.http://www.britannica.com/topic/Elysium-Greek-mythologySecond most popular in the voting, favored by 34% of all voters worldwide. Not likely to be confused with an albedo feature on Mars; name could be modified if necessary.
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PlutoP5.3AsphodelRealm of common folk in Greek mythology.http://www.mythologydictionary.com/greek-mythology.html#asphodelNot on ballot, but a very popular nominee that fits in with the first two.
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PlutoP5.4NiflheimRealm of the dead for those who did not die a heroic death, Norse mythology.http://www.pantheon.org/articles/n/niflheim.htmlThird most popular name in this category, favored by 28% of all voters.
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PlutoP5.5AbaddonBiblical place of destruction in first century Judaism.http://www.britannica.com/topic/AbaddonFavored by 38% of voters from the Middle East.
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PlutoP5.6XibalbaMayan Underworld.http://www.pantheon.org/articles/x/xibalba.htmlFavored by 45% of all voters from Central and South America.
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PlutoP5.7PandemoniumCapital of Hell in Paradise Lost (1667), epic poem by John Milton, English poet (1608-1674).Paradise Lost, John Milton. See http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/26/pg26-images.html
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PlutoP5.8AdlivunFrom Inuit mythology, Adlivun is the Underworld where souls are purified before they ascend to an afterlife in Quidlivun, on the Moonhttp://www.mythologydictionary.com/adlivun-mythology.html
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PlutoP5.9QuidlivunFrom Inuit mythology, Adlivun is the Underworld where souls are purified before they ascend to an afterlife in Quidlivun, on the MoonMyths and Legends: From Cherokee dances to voodoo trances, by John Pemberton; Canary Press eBooks, 2011; See https://books.google.com/books?id=xW1KAgAAQBAJ&pg=PT6&lpg=PT6&dq=Quidlivun&source=bl&ots=5tCF4kxMFZ&sig=lm8J_M6quloXuxXmFcoK4VhWL5Y&hl=en&sa=X&ei=kyaCVbXeA8nRtQWL7YNA&ved=0CB0Q6AEwADgK#v=onepage&q=Quidlivun&f=false
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PlutoP5.10YuggothFictional planet beyond Neptune from the writings of H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937), US writer. Later associated with Pluto.The Whisperer in the Darkness, by H. P. Lovecraft; Start Publishing LLC, 2014. See https://books.google.com/books?id=3NDsAgAAQBAJ&pg=PP1&dq=The+Whisperer+in+Darkness&hl=en&sa=X&ei=xiOCVfCKGIzutQWs1IC4BQ&ved=0CB4Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=yuggoth&f=falseExtremely popular in the “Fictional Destinations” category. We believe its description as a dark, desolate place, and its association with Pluto, make it more appropriate for this naming theme on Pluto.
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PlutoP5.11BeralkuIsland of the dead in Ylongu culture, origin of the Djanggawuls.http://www.pantheon.org/articles/d/djanggawul.html
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PlutoP5.12Orun-ApadiThe invisible realm of the broken pottery, a place of eternal punishment in the Yoruba religion, practiced in parts of west Africa.http://www.africanvanity.com/2014/12/existential-anthropology-analysis-of.html
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PlutoP5.13Mon ReposFrench for "my place of rest”, the home of Death in Discworld, from the comic adventure novels by Terry Pratchett (1948-2015), published starting in 1983.An Unofficial Companion to the Novels of Terry Pratchett, by Andrew M. Butler;
Greenwood World Pub., 2007. See https://books.google.com/books?ei=riKCVaLyFMHtsAXNgoLQAQ&id=cdhmAAAAMAAJ&dq=terry+pratchett+deaths+domain+repos&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=mon+repos
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PlutoP5.14PulotuThe underworld in the mythology of Tonga and Samoa.http://www.pantheon.org/articles/h/hikuleo.html
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Pluto Theme #6: Underworld Travelers
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PlutoP6.1HeraclesHero of Greek mythology. The last of his “twelve labors" was to enter the Underworld and retrieve the three-headed dog Cerberus.http://www.britannica.com/topic/HeraclesMost popular in category, favored by 34% of all voters worldwide.
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PlutoP6.2VirgilTour guide through the Inferno, Purgatory and Paradise in Dante’s The Divine Comedy.http://www.britannica.com/biography/Dante-Alighieri/The-Divine-ComedySecond most popular in category, favored by 31% of all voters worldwide.
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PlutoP6.3BeatriceTour guide through the Inferno, Purgatory and Paradise in Dante’s The Divine Comedy.http://www.britannica.com/biography/Dante-Alighieri/The-Divine-ComedySecond most popular in category, favored by 31% of all voters worldwide.
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PlutoP6.4DjanggawulIn Australian aboriginal (Yolngu) culture, these three siblings traveled from the Island of the Dead to create the Australian landscape.http://www.pantheon.org/articles/d/djanggawul.html
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PlutoP6.5IxbalanquéOne of the “Mayan hero twins,” who defeated the lords of the Underworld in a ball game and were transformed into the Sun and Moon.http://www.mythologydictionary.com/ixbalanque-mythology.html
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PlutoP6.6HunahpuOne of the “Mayan hero twins,” who defeated the lords of the Underworld in a ball game and were transformed into the Sun and Moon.http://www.mythologydictionary.com/hunapu-mythology.html
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PlutoP6.7SleipnirFrom Norse mythology, a powerful eight-legged horse that was able to enter the Underworld and return.http://www.britannica.com/topic/Odin-Norse-deity. See also http://www.mythologydictionary.com/balder-mythology.html for the tale of his travel into Niflheim.
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PlutoP6.8Sun WukongPowerful Monkey King of Chinese mythology, was dragged into the Underworld but escaped with immortality.http://www.pantheon.org/articles/s/sun_wu-kung.html
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PlutoP6.9InannaA prominent goddess in the ancient Sumerian religion, who entered the Underworld and was revived, but sent her husband Dumuzi into the Underworld to take her place.http://www.pantheon.org/articles/i/inanna.html
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PlutoP6.10DumuziHusband if Inanna in Sumerian mythology, sent into the Underworld to take her place after she was revived.http://www.pantheon.org/articles/d/dumuzi.html
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Charon Theme #1: Fictional Explorers and Travelers
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CharonC1.1KirkJames T. Kirk, Captain of the Starship Enterprise in Star Trek, the original TV series created by Gene Roddenberry, which premiered in 1966.http://www.britannica.com/topic/Star-TrekThe slate of characters from the original Star Trek series received the largest number of votes in this category, favored by 37% of all voters and demonstrating worldwide popularity.
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CharonC1.2SpockMr. Spock, First Officer of the Starship Enterprise in Star Trek, the original TV series created by Gene Roddenberry, which premiered in 1966.http://www.britannica.com/topic/Star-TrekThe slate of characters from the original Star Trek series received the largest number of votes in this category, favored by 37% of all voters and demonstrating worldwide popularity.
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CharonC1.3UhuraLt. Nyota Uhura, Communications Officer on the Starship Enterprise in Star Trek, the original TV series created by Gene Roddenberry, which premiered in 1966.http://www.britannica.com/topic/Star-TrekThe slate of characters from the original Star Trek series received the largest number of votes in this category, favored by 37% of all voters and demonstrating worldwide popularity.
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CharonC1.4SuluLt. Hikaru Sulu, Senior Helmsman on the Starship Enterprise in Star Trek, the original TV series created by Gene Roddenberry, which premiered in 1966.http://www.britannica.com/topic/Star-TrekThe slate of characters from the original Star Trek series received the largest number of votes in this category, favored by 37% of all voters and demonstrating worldwide popularity.
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CharonC1.5SkywalkerLuke Skywalker, from the 20th Century Fox film series Star Wars, created by George Lucas, which premiered in 1977.http://www.britannica.com/topic/Star-Wars-film-seriesThe slate of characters from the Star Wars film series received the second largest number of votes in this category, favored by 34% of all voters and demonstrating worldwide popularity.
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CharonC1.6LeiaPrincess Leia, from the 20th Century Fox film series Star Wars, created by George Lucas, which premiered in 1977.http://www.britannica.com/topic/Star-Wars-film-seriesThe slate of characters from the Star Wars film series received the second largest number of votes in this category, favored by 34% of all voters and demonstrating worldwide popularity.
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CharonC1.7SoloHan Solo, from the 20th Century Fox film series Star Wars, created by George Lucas, which premiered in 1977.http://www.britannica.com/topic/Star-Wars-film-seriesThe slate of characters from the Star Wars film series received the second largest number of votes in this category, favored by 34% of all voters and demonstrating worldwide popularity.
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CharonC1.8VaderDarth Vader, from the 20th Century Fox film series Star Wars, created by George Lucas, which premiered in 1977.http://www.britannica.com/topic/Star-Wars-film-seriesThe slate of characters from the Star Wars film series received the second largest number of votes in this category, favored by 34% of all voters and demonstrating worldwide popularity.
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CharonC1.9GilgameshHero of the ancient poem The Epic of Gilgamesh, from Mesopotamia, c. 2500 BCE, widely considered the first great work of literature.http://www.britannica.com/topic/GilgameshGilgamesh was the third most popular name in this category, favored by 24% of the voters across all regions of the world
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CharonC1.10NemoCaptain of the submarine featured in the Jule Verne novels Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea (1870) and The Mysterious Island (1874).http://www.britannica.com/topic/Captain-Nemo
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CharonC1.11AliceHeroine of the Lewis Carroll novels Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking Glass (1871).http://www.britannica.com/topic/Alices-Adventures-in-Wonderland
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CharonC1.12Kaguya-himeAn infant girl from the Moon, who is adopted by humans but eventually returns to the Moon, in The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, a 10th century Japanese folktale widely regarded as the earliest surviving Japanese narrative.http://www.mythologydictionary.com/kaguya-mythology.html
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CharonC1.13NasreddinA whimsical character with a unique perspective on the world, often depicted riding a donkey backwards, in folktales from eastern Europe, the Middle East and parts of Asia.http://www.britannica.com/topic/Nasreddin-HocaFavored by 37% of all Middle Eastern voters.
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CharonC1.14PirxSpaceship pilot in a series of short stories by Stanislaw Lem.http://www.britannica.com/biography/Stanislaw-LemFavored by 75% of all Russian voters.
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CharonC1.15DorothyFor Dorothy Gale, Kansas farm girl and her dog, who travel to the land of Oz in the series of novels by L. Frank Baum published 1900-1920.http://www.britannica.com/biography/L-Frank-Baum#ref243729
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Charon Theme #2: Fictional Origins and Destinations
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CharonC2.1VulcanFictional planet, home of Mr. Spock and the rest of the Vulcan race, from the universe of Star Trek, TV series created by Gene Roddenberry, which premiered in 1966.http://www.startrek.com/database_article/vulcanThis was the most popular entry in this category, favored by 32% of all voters and showing worldwide popularity.
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CharonC2.2ShireHome region of the hobbits in the writings about Middle Earth by J. R. R. Tolkien. The Shire was introduced in The Hobbit, first published in 1937.[278] - The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, by Robert Foster; Ballantine Books, New York, 1978.The slate of locations from Middle Earth received the second largest number of votes in this category, favored by 29% of all voters and showing worldwide popularity.
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CharonC2.3MordorRegion ruled by Sauron, the dark lord, in The Lord of the Rings, by J. R. R. Tolkien, first published in 1954.[278] - The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, by Robert Foster; Ballantine Books, New York, 1978.The slate of locations from Tolkien’s Middle Earth received the second largest number of votes in this category, favored by 29% of all voters and showing worldwide popularity.
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CharonC2.4TatooineHome planet of Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars film series, created by George Lucas, which premiered in 1977. Appropriately, it orbits a double star, probably bearing dynamical similarities to the influence of the Pluto-Charon binary on Pluto’s small outer moons.http://www.starwars.com/databank/tatooineThe slate of locations from Star Wars received the third largest number of votes in this category, favored by 27% of all voters and showing worldwide popularity. Star Wars was also the most popular category in the children’s ballot.
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CharonC2.5HothA cold, icy planet in the Star Wars movie series, created by George Lucas. It first appeared in the movie The Empire Strikes Back and and premiered in 1980.http://www.starwars.com/databank/hothThe slate of locations from Star Wars received the third largest number of votes in this category, favored by 27% of all voters and showing worldwide popularity. Star Wars was also the most popular category in the children’s ballot.
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CharonC2.6GallifreyHome planet of the Time Lords in Doctor Who, TV series that premiered on BBC in 1963.http://www.britannica.com/topic/Doctor-WhoThis name ranked fourth with, 25% of votes in favor and demonstrating worldwide popularity.
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