List of craters on Europa

This is a list of craters on Europa. The surface of Jupiter's moon Europa is very young, geologically speaking, and as a result there are very few craters. Furthermore, as Europa's surface is potentially made of weak water ice over a liquid ocean, most surviving craters have slumped so that their structure is very low in relief. Most of the craters that are large enough to have names are named after prominent figures in Celtic myths and folklore.

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Crater Coordinates Diameter
(km)
Approval
Year
Eponym Ref
Áine 43°00′S 177°30′W / 43°S 177.5°W / -43; -177.5 (Áine) 5 2000 Áine, Celtic goddess of love and beauty WGPSN
Amaethon 13°49′N 177°28′W / 13.82°N 177.47°W / 13.82; -177.47 (Amaethon) 1.7 2006 Amaethon, Celtic god of agriculture WGPSN
Amergin 14°42′S 129°24′E / 14.7°S 129.4°E / -14.7; 129.4 (Amergin) 17 2000 Amergin, legendary Irish druid and poet WGPSN
Angus 12°36′S 75°06′W / 12.6°S 75.1°W / -12.6; -75.1 (Angus) 4.5 2000 Angus, beautiful Celtic god of love WGPSN
Avagddu 1°24′N 169°30′W / 1.4°N 169.5°W / 1.4; -169.5 (Avagddu) 10 2000 Avagddu, Celtic storm deity WGPSN
Balor 52°48′S 97°48′W / 52.8°S 97.8°W / -52.8; -97.8 (Balor) 4.8 2000 Balor, Celtic god of the night WGPSN
Bress 37°38′N 98°40′W / 37.64°N 98.66°W / 37.64; -98.66 (Bress) 10 2006 Bress, beautiful son of Elatha in Celtic mythology WGPSN
Brigid 10°48′N 81°18′W / 10.8°N 81.3°W / 10.8; -81.3 (Brigid) 9.5 2000 Brigid, Celtic goddess of healing, smiths, fertility, and poetry WGPSN
Camulus 26°30′S 81°06′W / 26.5°S 81.1°W / -26.5; -81.1 (Camulus) 4.5 2000 Camulus, Gaelic war god WGPSN
Cilix 2°36′N 178°06′E / 2.6°N 178.1°E / 2.6; 178.1 (Cilix) 15 1985 Cilix, brother of Europa WGPSN
Cliodhna 2°30′S 76°24′W / 2.5°S 76.4°W / -2.5; -76.4 (Cliodhna) 3 2000 Cliodhna, Celtic goddess of beauty WGPSN
Cormac 36°54′S 88°06′W / 36.9°S 88.1°W / -36.9; -88.1 (Cormac) 4 2000 Cormac mac Airt, High King of Ulster in Irish myths WGPSN
Dagda 37°21′N 168°44′W / 37.35°N 168.74°W / 37.35; -168.74 (Dagda) 9.8 2006 Dagda, one of the chief deities of the Tuatha de Danann in Irish mythology WGPSN
Deirdre 65°24′S 152°42′E / 65.4°S 152.7°E / -65.4; 152.7 (Deirdre) 4.5 2000 Deirdre, the most beautiful woman in Irish myths WGPSN
Diarmuid 61°18′S 102°00′W / 61.3°S 102°W / -61.3; -102 (Diarmuid) 8.2 2000 Diarmuid Ua Duibhne, handsome Irish mythological warrior, and husband of Gráinne WGPSN
Dylan 55°18′S 84°24′W / 55.3°S 84.4°W / -55.3; -84.4 (Dylan) 5.3 2000 Dylan Eil Ton, Celtic sea god WGPSN
Elathan 31°54′S 79°48′W / 31.9°S 79.8°W / -31.9; -79.8 (Elathan) 2.5 2000 Elathan, handsome Celtic king, and father of sun god Bres WGPSN
Eochaid 50°29′S 233°20′W / 50.48°S 233.33°W / -50.48; -233.33 (Eochaid) 10.6 2006 Eochaid, King of the Fir Bolgs in Celtic mythology WGPSN
Govannan 37°18′S 57°12′E / 37.3°S 57.2°E / -37.3; 57.2 (Govannan) 11.5 1997 Govannan, one of the children of Don, a smith and a brewer WGPSN
Gráinne 59°42′S 99°24′W / 59.7°S 99.4°W / -59.7; -99.4 (Gráinne) 13.5 2000 Gráinne, daughter of Cormac Mac Art, and wife of Diarmuid WGPSN
Gwern 9°08′N 344°32′W / 9.14°N 344.54°W / 9.14; -344.54 (Gwern) 22.2 2006 Gwern, son of Branwen in Celtic mythology WGPSN
Gwydion 60°30′S 81°36′W / 60.5°S 81.6°W / -60.5; -81.6 (Gwydion) 5 2000 Gwydion, Celtic poet and one of the children of Don WGPSN
Llyr 1°48′S 138°12′E / 1.8°S 138.2°E / -1.8; 138.2 (Llyr) 1.1 2000 Llyr, Celtic sea god WGPSN
Luchtar 40°12′S 257°34′W / 40.2°S 257.57°W / -40.2; -257.57 (Luchtar) 19.9 2006 Luchtar, Celtic god of carpentry WGPSN
Lug 27°59′S 44°19′W / 27.99°S 44.31°W / -27.99; -44.31 (Lug) 11 2006 Lug, Irish omnicompetent god WGPSN
Mael Dúin 16°48′S 162°06′E / 16.8°S 162.1°E / -16.8; 162.1 (Mael Dúin) 2 2000 Mael Dúin, Celtic hero WGPSN
Maeve 58°48′N 78°54′W / 58.8°N 78.9°W / 58.8; -78.9 (Maeve) 21.3 2000 Maeve, mythological Irish queen of Connacht province WGPSN
Manannán 3°06′N 120°18′E / 3.1°N 120.3°E / 3.1; 120.3 (Manannán) 30 1997 Manannán mac Lir, Irish sea and fertility god WGPSN
Math 25°36′S 176°18′E / 25.6°S 176.3°E / -25.6; 176.3 (Math) 10.8 2000 Math ap Mathonwy, Celtic god of wealth and treasure WGPSN
Midir 3°39′N 338°45′W / 3.65°N 338.75°W / 3.65; -338.75 (Midir) 37.4 2006 Midir, Celtic fate and underworld deity WGPSN
Morvran 4°54′S 152°36′W / 4.9°S 152.6°W / -4.9; -152.6 (Morvran) 15 1985 Morvran, Celtic ugly son of Tegid WGPSN
Niamh 21°06′N 143°06′E / 21.1°N 143.1°E / 21.1; 143.1 (Niamh) 5 2000 Niamh, golden-haired daughter of Mannanán WGPSN
Ogma 87°27′N 287°52′W / 87.45°N 287.86°W / 87.45; -287.86 (Ogma) 5 2006 Ogma, Celtic god of eloquence and literature, son of Dagda WGPSN
Oisín 52°18′S 146°36′E / 52.3°S 146.6°E / -52.3; 146.6 (Oisín) 6.2 2000 Oísin, mythical Irish warrior, son of Fionn Mac Cumhail and Sadb WGPSN
Pryderi 66°06′S 159°06′W / 66.1°S 159.1°W / -66.1; -159.1 (Pryderi) 1.7 2000 Pryderi, son of Pwyll WGPSN
Pwyll 25°12′S 88°36′E / 25.2°S 88.6°E / -25.2; 88.6 (Pwyll) 45 1997 Pwyll, Celtic god of the underworld WGPSN
Rhiannon 80°54′S 165°06′E / 80.9°S 165.1°E / -80.9; 165.1 (Rhiannon) 15.9 1985 Rhiannon, Celtic heroine WGPSN
Taliesin 22°48′S 138°00′W / 22.8°S 138°W / -22.8; -138 (Taliesin) 50 1985 Taliesin Celtic magician, son of Bran WGPSN
Tegid 0°48′N 164°24′W / 0.8°N 164.4°W / 0.8; -164.4 (Tegid) 29.7 1985 Tegid Veol, Celtic hero who lived in Bula Lake WGPSN
Tuag 59°55′N 172°22′W / 59.92°N 172.36°W / 59.92; -172.36 (Tuag) 15.2 2006 Tuag, Irish dawn goddess WGPSN
Uaithne 48°30′S 90°42′W / 48.5°S 90.7°W / -48.5; -90.7 (Uaithne) 6.5 2000 Uaithne, the harpist for Dagda WGPSN

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