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Things with Names from Classical Mythology

Guess these things that share their names with figures from Greek and Roman mythology.
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Last updated: August 12, 2019
First submittedSeptember 9, 2012
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Clue
Answer
Former thermometer filling
Mercury
Mickey Mouse's dog
Pluto
"Just do it"
Nike
Biggest city in Arizona
Phoenix
Tendon that connects the heel
to the calf
Achilles
Williams sister of tennis
Venus
M&M makers
Mars
Ringed planet
Saturn
U.S. moon program
Apollo
Book of maps
Atlas
Clue
Answer
Biggest city in France
Paris
Internet radio station
Pandora
Spock's planet
Vulcan
Teen pregnancy movie
Juno
Trinidadian music genre popularized
by Harry Belafonte
Calypso
James Joyce novel
Ulysses
French luxury goods maker
Hermès
Flightless South American bird
Rhea
Japanese camera maker
Olympus
Amsterdam soccer club
Ajax
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level 18
Dec 10, 2012
Saturn is not the only planet that has rings. Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune all have rings, too.
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level 50
May 28, 2014
Yes, but Saturn is the most well known. Pretty much everyone will go straight to Saturn on that question.
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level 66
Aug 21, 2014
So does my collar. :D
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level 73
Jun 16, 2015
Considering Saturn is the top guessed answer at 96%, I would say your comment is nothing more than pedantic.
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level 50
Aug 3, 2015
That just means people realize that Saturn is at least one of the known ringed planets. He's right, the clue should be more specific.
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level 82
Aug 4, 2015
And I am pretty sure there's more than one Japanese camera makers as well (didn't check). Or Internet radio stations. Or Teen pregnancy movies. Or novels by James Joyce. Even more than one Williams that play tennis (yes, I guessed Serena first). It's one of those quizzes where you got 2 clues: 1) the clue, 2) the premise that all answers connect to something. Either you get it or you don't.
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level 77
Aug 10, 2015
So you're saying Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune have nothing to do with classical mythology? They must be disappointed.
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level 27
Mar 9, 2016
so did i
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level 27
Mar 9, 2016
omg this time i got 11/20
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level 60
Dec 15, 2016
It really isn't too hard to choose the ones with classical connections.
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level 63
Sep 9, 2019
Coro, so to get this straight according to you jupiter neptune and uranus do not have classical connections??? (But saturn does ?)
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level 39
Sep 28, 2019
Sifhraven, you're right about the Jupiter, Neptune and Uranus having mythological connections, but Saturn does as well.
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level 67
Apr 18, 2017
NewHampshire wins the 'Golden Nitpick' award for Dec. 2012
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level 67
Nov 2, 2018
The rings of Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune can only be directly imaged by probes, space telescopes, or (maybe) by the largest ground-based telescopes available. The rings of Saturn can be directly viewed with a $40 telescope in the middle of a city. I think it's safe to say it's more well-known as a "ringed planet" than the others.
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level 69
Sep 28, 2019
Saying that Saturn is not the only planet with rings is like saying Earth isn't spherical... maybe technically correct, but also not useful at all in most situations
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level 44
Sep 28, 2014
A very good quiz! May I just have one comment? Paris is not actually called after the Trojan prince. although it does share his name, it is by a coincidence. In fact, the city is called after the Celtic tribe whose name we know in the Latin version Parisii.
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level 63
Sep 9, 2019
He is right, the city is named after the parisii and has nothing to do with roman mythology. For the etymology of the tribe name, there are several possible explanations, but none of them is connected with paris from mythology. (But either from the celtic pario, meaning cauldron, "par" boat, possibly related to barge, or a verb meaning to act, fight, do. Ps these are the etymologies for not only the gaulish tribe called parisii, but also the british tribe parisii, though i dont know if their names are connected).

in short, his comment wasnt pedantic, this clue shouldnt be on this quiz, not because of a minor technicality (if it was named after something that wás named after "paris") but it simply doesnt fit the requirements.

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level 72
Sep 29, 2019
Except that the description says "share their name with", not "have a name derived from"
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level 84
Jun 2, 2015
Only got the French luxury goods by guessing the picture before I looked at any of the clues.
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level 58
Aug 3, 2015
Should have actually looked. My first thought was, "I don't remember anyone named Louis Vuitton in classical Greek/Roman literature..."
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level 55
Aug 3, 2015
I had the same issue.
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level 68
Aug 1, 2017
The picture represents Mercury (for the Romans) as much as Hermes (for the Greek). So getting one doesn't necessarily mean getting both. In fact, it is less likely because once you have one, you'll think, great, I've got the picture clue!
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level 63
Aug 3, 2015
Maybe Sirius could be accepted for Internet Radio?
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level 73
Aug 3, 2015
sirius is satellite radio...not internet radio
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level 57
Sep 30, 2019
My thought exactly.
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level 64
Aug 3, 2015
Missed Pandora and I'm listening to Pandora as I take this quiz. D'oh.
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level 18
Jun 19, 2017
same!!
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level 81
Aug 3, 2015
This was a fun quiz - unique and tricky! Thanks :)
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level 58
Sep 10, 2015
I was like, "Wait, isn't Paris the biggest city in France? Ohhh...!"
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level 63
Sep 9, 2019
I had the same thoughts.. "paris isnt named after the mythological paris, but well marseille isnt related to mythology either, and pretty sure paris really bigger, guess i might aswell try it.."
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level 72
Mar 31, 2017
Tried Juneau and moved on. D'OH!!
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level 69
Sep 30, 2018
Sometimes I think that soccer was invented to keep me from getting a perfect score on these quizzes.
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level 71
Nov 12, 2018
Having got Nike, I made the reasonable (but erroneous) assumption that she had a brother, Nikon, the god of doing your best.
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level 68
Sep 7, 2019
Certainly more reasonable than my assumption that Pandora had a brother, Panasonic.
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level 63
Sep 9, 2019
Still better than Fuji, no idea who the sibling would be.. or .. polaroid..
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level 71
Dec 10, 2018
I'd never heard of Pandora, but apparently it's US-only, so that'll be why. It's interesting how some tech companies spread rapidly and others remain local for many years.
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level 63
Sep 9, 2019
Never heard of it either and thought internet radio station? Omg there are like millions. It felt like asking for a book with a mythological title, there are countless of them, i cant go by all of them one by one and see if there are any that would fit. Unless ofcourse there was one that was famous all over. Which for me pandora does not qualify.
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level 64
Sep 28, 2019
It is US based now, but until mid-2017 it was also available in ANZ market. Recommend changing this to the Danish based jewellery company - a global presence meaning much more likely to be known by those outside of the US.
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level 70
Apr 22, 2019
I'm from Europe which would also qualify :)
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level 48
Aug 1, 2019
There is also an Artemis moon program.
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level 63
Sep 9, 2019
Juventus might be a good addition to this quiz (though i am sure there are plenty more, people like to name things after other things.. it is like their favorite hobby :D) so that people that dont like soccer can blame that as the reason for not gettin it, and people that dont know about mythology but do know about sports can feel smarter :)
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level 37
Sep 27, 2019
Paris is not named after the Trojan hero Paris, but after the Celtic people called the Parisii.
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level 66
Sep 28, 2019
From the quiz instructions, “that share their name with,” so it’s not saying that they have to be directly named after it.
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level 58
Sep 29, 2019
Indeed. The same goes for Calypso music.
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level 57
Sep 30, 2019
Sorry to be "that guy" but the name for Paris, France did not come "from" the Trojan hero but from the Parisii tribe that lived in the area. Still a great quiz though!
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level 66
Oct 2, 2019
Hello, that guy. From the quiz instructions, “that share their name with,” so it’s not saying that they have to be directly named after it.