Mythology of geography

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

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

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