Heimdal

1987 SO3. Discovered 1987 Sept. 25 by P. Jensen and K. Augustesen at Brorfelde.

Named after the god of dawn and light in Norse mythology, son of Odin {see planet (3989)}, born of nine virgins (all sisters). He is the watchman of the Aesir and guards Bifrost, the bridge between heaven and earth, against the giants. He is famous for his eyesight and can hear the grass grow. When be blows his lure Gjallarhorn it is heard throughout the world. (M 22500)

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