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Can you name the places which derived their name from ancient mythology?

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DescriptionName of the location
North Dakota town named after the 100-eyed giant who guarded Io
California town whose name is the ancient Greek name meaning 'land of the evening,' given by Aeneas to Italy; the Romans gave the name to Spain
Georgia and Nebraska towns named for the Roman goddess of the hearth
Georgia town named after the half-eagle, half-lion creature of Greek mythology
Arkansas town named after the famous temple to Athena built on the Acropolis in Athens
US State capital named for a creature that consumed itself in fire, then resurrected itself from its ashes
Sierra Nevada peak named after the female sea monster that ate sailors who escaped the danger of the whirlpool called Charybidis
California town named after the god of the sun, prophecy, music, medicine, and poetry
New Mexico town named after the Roman goddess of the moon
Louisiana town named after the Greek god of love
Indiana town named after the seat of an oracle of Apollo
South Dakota town named after the Greek goddess of peace
California city named after the Roman goddess of fruit and fruit trees
Famous boulevard in Paris named for the mythological Elysian Fields
West Virginia town named after the Roman goddess of the hunt
Famous London music hall whose name comes from Pallas Athena
Florida town named after the Roman god of the sea
Pennsylvania town named after the Roman god of war
Plaza in Elizabeth, NJ, named after a huntress, who was distracted by apples, in a race against her suitor, Hippomenes
Michigan town named after the son of Mars who was raised by a she-wolf and later became Rome's first king
Alabama town named after Jason's ship that sailed in search of the Golden Fleece
DescriptionName of the location
Towns in Georgia and New York named after the ancient capital that was sacked by Alaric I in AD 410
West Virginia town named after the Roman god of the dead and ruler of the underworld
North African mountains named for the Titan condemned to carry the world on his shoulders
Mississippi town named for the Greek goddess of flowers and gardens
California town named after the Roman goddess of agriculture
Georgia and Kentucky towns named after the ancient city-state of which Menelaus was king
Ohio town named after the guardian and teacher of Telemachus
Ohio town named after the first mortal woman in Greek mythology
Iowa town named after the god of thunder in Norse mythology
Greek capital named after the goddess of wisdom, its patron goddess
Florida town named after the wife and sister of Jupiter
Ohio town named after the Roman goddess of wisdom and the arts
New York city named for Odysseus' homeland, the site of Cornell University
Colorado town whose name identifies the evening star, Venus
Cities near Denver and Chicago that are named after the Roman goddess of the dawn
Alabama town named after the Greek muse of history
Florida town named after the Greek plain on which Theseus captured the bull unleashed by Poseidon
Iowa and Michigan towns named after the largest of the Dodecanese islands where the 100-foot-high statue called Colossus was located
Kansas and Nebraska towns using the Latin name for Odysseus, the king of Ithaca and leader of the Greeks during the Trojan War
Tennessee town named after the capital of ancient Egypt
Michigan town named after the Roman god of fire and craftsmanship
DescriptionName of the location
Sierra Nevada peak named after the whirlpool on the Italian side of the Strait of Messina
US river with the same name as an ancient Italian tribe whose females were allegedly seized and raped by Roman soldiers during the reign of Romulus
Virginia town named after the sulking heroic warrior of Homer's Illiad
Illinois town named after a Mediterranean Sea island on which Rhea hid Zeus in a secret cave on Mount Ida or Mount Dicte
New York town named for an ancient city in Asia Minor where a major war was fought, a city celebrated in Homer's and Virgil's epics
Louisiana town named after the twin brother of Pollux in Greek myth
Illinois city named after the ancient Greek city of which Oedipus was king
Antarctic mountain located on Ross Island, an active volcano named for the dark place through which the souls of the dead had to pass on their way to Hades
North Carolina town named after Atlas' daughter on whose island, Ogygia, Odysseus shipwrecked and stayed 7 years
Washington's capital named for the home of the gods in Greek myth
Alaskan town named after the poet who wrote the Iliad and Odyssey
World's 2nd longest river, named after a tribe of warlike women who lived in Scytha, near the Black Sea
Nebraska and Texas towns named for Roman goddess of love and beauty
Illinois town named after a village on the Nile where the solar deity Montu in Egyptian mythology was worshipped
Arkansas town named for Priam's son whom Achilles killed during the Trojan War
Continent named after Agenor's beautiful daughter with whom Zeus fell in love when he saw her in a meadow
Oregon town named after the Greek goddess of wisdom and the arts
California town named after the 'lion-skinned mortal,' son of Jupiter, who completed 12 labors
Georgia and New York towns named after a city of ancient Greece from which Oedipus fled
Alabama town named after the woman turned into a laurel tree to escape Apollo

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