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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: June 01, 2015
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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
Herm├Ęs
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 51
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 81
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 75
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 59
Dec 15, 2016
It really isn't too hard to choose the ones with classical connections.
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level 67
Apr 18, 2017
NewHampshire wins the 'Golden Nitpick' award for Dec. 2012
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level 66
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 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 82
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 59
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 66
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 62
Aug 3, 2015
Maybe Sirius could be accepted for Internet Radio?
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level 71
Aug 3, 2015
sirius is satellite radio...not internet radio
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level 62
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 79
Aug 3, 2015
This was a fun quiz - unique and tricky! Thanks :)
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level 59
Sep 10, 2015
I was like, "Wait, isn't Paris the biggest city in France? Ohhh...!"
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level 70
Mar 31, 2017
Tried Juneau and moved on. D'OH!!
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level 68
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 67
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
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 65
Apr 22, 2019
I'm from Europe which would also qualify :)