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Ceres Bright Spot.jpg

Star, position:

Sol, Asteroid Belt



945 kilometers (587 miles)


.029 g

Orbital period:

4.60 years

"Ceres rules the Asteroid Belt. Ceres is the white queen of this space, four hundred million kilometers from the Sun. Ceres is round. Round means power, out here: nothing else in the Belt is big enough to crush itself into a sphere with its own gravity. Ceres has its own chemical stars. Shavings of salt and ice that glint in orbit. Like a crown."
— Ghost Fragment: Fallen 4[1]

Ceres (also known as 1 Ceres) was a dwarf planet and the largest object in the asteroid belt. It was occupied briefly by the Fallen House of Wolves before being destroyed by Awoken Harbingers in a titanic battle. This event initiated the Reef Wars.


During the Golden Age, a small space station was built in Ceres' orbit.[2] Sometime after the Collapse a small Dead Orbit expedition was sent to investigate; records from a Ghost indicate the entire team went mad, with the Arach asking all trace of their mission be scrubbed.[2] The Awoken played little part in this.[2]

The dwarf planet was later claimed by the House of Wolves enroute to Earth from the Jovians, and excavated to accommodate shipyards and habitats.[3][1] The Reef challenged them to battle. In what became known as the Scatter, Queen Mara Sov deployed powerful weapons called Harbingers that wiped out half of the Wolves, including their Kell, and destroyed Ceres itself,[1][4] beginning the Reef Wars.



  • In Greece, Ceres is called Demeter (Δήμητρα), after the Greek equivalent of the Roman Cerēs; in English, that name is used for the asteroid 1108 Demeter. [5]

List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Bungie (2015/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves, PlayStation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Ghost Fragment: Fallen 4
  2. ^ a b c Bungie (2014/9/9), Destiny: Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: Ghost Fragment: Dead Orbit
  3. ^ Bungie (2014/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Item Description, Welcome to the Reef
  4. ^ Bungie (2014/5/19), Destiny: House of Wolves Playstation 4, Activision Blizzard, Grimoire: WANTED: Skolas, Kell of Kells
  5. ^ Wikipedia Ceres (dwarf planet)