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Saturn, derived from Akkadian Kaiamanu via Greek, is the sixth planet from the sun, and classified along with Jupter, Uranus, and Neptune as a gas giant planet. The radius of Saturn is approximately 9 times that of Earth. Saturn is also notable for the expansive set of rings that surround the planet—composed primarily of ice particles, space dust, and extraplanetary debris—and it’s 62 moons. Titan, the second largest moon in the Solar System, orbits Saturn, and is the only moon in the Solar System to have a substantial atmosphere.
Saturn is also the name of a major Roman god presiding over agriculture and harvest time. Saturn was identified with the Greek god Cronus, and the mythologies of the two figures are often mixed. Both represent facets that can be traced back to a proto-Semitic deity, Kaiamanu.
Mythology about Kaiamanu did not gain significant cultural foothold until the widespread advent of agriculture on a large scale, and even this can be difficult to trace with great precision because of the intimate intercultural and linguistic sharing that occurred between Akkadian and Sumerian cultures beginning in the 3rd millennium BC. Much like Saturn and Cronus, record of Kaiamanu and the Sumerian deity Enki have often been mixed, implying that the two figures were comparable within their separate mythological traditions. This could explain how the sea-goat—a mythical creature associated most closely with Enki—also came to be associated with the astrological sign Capricorn (as well as the constellation Capricornus), which tradition mandates is ruled by Saturn, and also the Cornucopia, harvest season, and creation.