Asteroid 5869, Tanith, was discovered on November 4, 1988 by Carolyn S. Shoemaker and Eugene M. Shoemaker at Palomar Observatory near Pauma Valley, California. Tanith has a period of 2 years, 160 days.

Tanith was named for the Carthaginian sky goddess Tanit or Tanith, whom the Romans called Caelestis. Tanit is seen as winged, wearing a zodiac around her head, and bearing the sun in one hand and the moon in the other.


Astrologically, asteroid Tanith seems to indicate religious fervor or fanaticism, anything for an object of devotion, ruthlessness.

The glyph for Tanith is mine.

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