Narvi is a natural satellite of Saturn. It was discovered by a team of astronomers led by Scott S. Sheppard in 2003, and given the temporary designation S/2003 S 1. Narvi is about 6.6 kilometres in diameter, and orbits Saturn at an average distance of 19,371 Mm in 1006.541 days, at an inclination of 137° to the ecliptic (118° to Saturn's equator), in a retrograde direction and with an eccentricity of 0.320.
It is named after Narvi from Norse mythology, also known as Narfi or Nari, a son of Loki by Sigyn who was killed to punish Loki for his crimes. The gods turned his brother Váli into a slavering wolf who tore his throat out. His entrails were used to bind Loki to a stone slab for all eternity, or at least until Ragnarok.
The name was approved by the IAU Working Group on Planetary Science Nomenclature on January 21, 2005.
|Saturn's natural satellites|
Named Satellites: Aegaeon | Aegir | Albiorix | Anthe | Atlas | Bebhlonn | Bergelmir | Bestia | Calypso | Daphnis | Dione | Enceladus | Epimetheus | Erriapo | Farbauti | Fenrir | Fornjot | Greip | Hati | Helene | Hyperion | Hyrrokkin | Iapetus | Ijiraq | Janus | Jarnsaxa | Kari | Kiviuq | Loge | Methone | Mimas | Mundilfari | Narvi | Paaliaq | Pallene | Pan | Pandora | Phoebe | Polydeuces | Prometheus | Rhea | Siarnaq | Skathi | Skoll | Surtur | Suttungr | Tarqeq | Tarvos | Telesto | Tethys | Thrymr | Titan | Ymir
Numbered Satellites: S/2004 S7 | S/2004 S12 | S/2004 S17 | S/2004 S20 | S/2004 S21 | S/2004 S22 | S/2004 S23 | S/2004 S24 | S/2004 S25 | S/2004 S26 | S/2004 S27 | S/2004 S28 | S/2004 S29 | S/2004 S30 | S/2004 XXX (S5593a2) | S/2004 XXX (S5605a2) | S/204 XXX (S5613a2) | S/2004 XXX (S5801s2) | S/2004 XXX (S64454x) | S/2004 XXX (S8568a) | S/2004 XXX (T522499) | S/2006 S1 | S2006 S3 | S/2007 S2 | S/2007 S3 | S/2009 S1 |