Ookuninushi

1998 BW2 . Discovered 1998 Jan. 19 by Y. Shimizu and T. Urata at Nachi-Katsuura.

The mythical Japanese god Ookuninushi-no-mikoto {see planet (10627)} created the land, together with the god Sukunabikona-no-mikoto {see planet (10725)}. The name means "king of great land" and is a frequent reference in literature and folklore. A well-known story is that he helped a white rabbit skinned by a shark as the retribution for trickery. (M 39656)

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