Enceladus

Enceladus

[en-sel-uh-duhs]
noun
1.
Classical Mythology. a giant with a hundred arms buried under Mount Etna, in Sicily.
2.
Astronomy. a natural satellite of the planet Saturn.
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Enceladus1 (ɛnˈsɛlədəs)
 
n
Greek myth a giant who was punished for his rebellion against the gods by a fatal blow from a stone cast by Athena. He was believed to be buried under Mount Etna in Sicily

Enceladus2
 
n
a very bright satellite of Saturn

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enceladus

second nearest of the major regular moons of Saturn and the brightest of all its moons. It was discovered in 1789 by the English astronomer William Herschel and named for one of the Giants (Gigantes) of Greek mythology.

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