Volcanic plumes

List of geological features on Triton

This is a list of named geological features, of various kinds, on Triton, the planet Neptune's largest moon.

Catenae (crater chains)

Catena Named after
Kraken Catena The Kraken (Norse)
Set Catena Set (Egypt)

Cavi

Tritonian cavi are named after mythological water spirits.

Cavus Named after
Apep Cavus Apep (Egyptian)
Bheki Cavus Bheki (Indian)
Dagon Cavus Dagon (Babylonian)
Hekt Cavus Heget (Egyptian)
Hirugo Cavus Hiruko (Japanese)
Kasyapa Cavus Kashyapa (Hindu)
Kulilu Cavus Kulilu (Babylonian)
Mah Cavus Mah (Persian)
Mangwe Cavus Mangwe (Ila people of Zambia)
Ukupanio Cavus Ukupanipo (Hawaiian)

Craters

Crater Named after
Amarum Amarum (Quechua people of Ecuador)
Andvari Andvari (Norse)
Cay Cay (Mayan)
Ilomba Ilomba (Lozi people of Zambia)
Kurma Kurma (Hindu)
Mazomba Mazomba (Chaga people of Tanzania)
Ravgga Ravgga (Finnish)
Tangaroa Tangaroa (Maori)
Vodyanoy The Vodyanoi (Slavic)

Dorsa (ridges)

Dorsum Named after
Awib Dorsa Word for 'rain' from the Nama language

Fossae (ditches)

Tritonian fossae are named after sacred bodies of water.

Fossa Named after
Jumna Fossae Jumna River, India
Raz Fossae Pointe du Raz, Brittany
Yenisey Fossa Yenisey River, Siberia

Maculae (dark spots)

Tritonian maculae are named after water spirits from various mythologies.

Macula Named after
Akupara Maculae Akupara, Hindu
Doro Macula Doro, Nanais people of Siberia
Kikimora Macula Kikimora, Slavic
Namazu Macula Namazu, Japanese
Rem Macula Rem, Egyptian
Viviane Macula Viviane, British
Zin Maculae Zin, Niger

Paterae (irregular craters)

Tritonian paterae are named after sacred waters and sea monsters from various mythologies.

Patera Named after
Dilolo Patera Lago Dilolo, Angola
Gandvik Patera Gandvik, Norse
Kasu Patera Lake Kasu, Zoroastrianism
Kibu Patera Kibu Island, Mabuiag people of Melanesia
Leviathan Patera Leviathan, Hebrew

Planitiae (plains)

Tritonian plains are named after watery realms in various mythologies.

Planitia Named after
Ruach Planitia Ruach, French
Ryugu Planitia Ryūgū, Japanese
Sipapu Planitia Sipapu, Pueblo
Tuonela Planitia Tuonela, Finnish

Plana (plateaus)

Tritonian plateaus are named after legendary islands.

Planum Named after
Abatos Planum Abatos, Egyptian
Cipango Planum Cipangu, Marco Polo's name for Japan
Medamothi Planum Medamothi, French

Plumes

Volcanic plumes on Triton are named after water spirits in various mythologies.

Plume Named after
Hili Hili, Zulu
Mahilani Mahilani, Tongan

Regiones (regions)

Tritonian regions are named after images from various mythologies.

Regio Named after
Bubembe Regio Bubembe Island, Baganda people of Uganda
Monad Regio Monad, Chinese
Uhlanga Regio Uhlanga, Zulu

Sulci

Sulci are long, parallel grooves. Tritonian sulci are named after sacred rivers in the mythology of various cultures.

Sulci Named after
Bia Sulci Bia River (Yoruba)
Boynne Sulci River Boyne (Celtic)
Ho Sulci Ho River (Chinese)
Kormet Sulci Kormet River (Norse)
Leipter Sulci Leipter River (Norse)
Lo Sulci Lo River (Chinese)
Ob Sulci Ob River (Ostiak)
Ormet Sulci Ormet River (Norse)
Slidr Sulci Slidr River (Norse)
Tano Sulci Tano River (Yoruba)
Vimur Sulci Vimur River (Norse)
Yasu Sulci Yasu River (Japanese)

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