Science Quiz / Namesakes of Elements

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Can you name these people who had elements named after them?

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Roman god of the sea
Russian physicist who co-discovered spontaneous fission
Prominent Californian rancher born in England who owned land near the San Francisco Bay
Greek goddess of wisdom
Greek Titan who brought fire to mankind
Roman messenger of the gods
Renaissance astronomer condemned by the Catholic church for his heliocentric model of the Solar System
Swedish inventor of dynamite
Greek god of the Sun
Russian scientist credited with devising the first periodic table of elements
Ruler of the underworld
Norse god of thunder
Married couple famous for their work on radioactivity
The daughter of Tantalus in Greek mythology
Norse goddess of love and beauty
German scientist famed for his development of the theory of relativity
Danish physicist famous for his contributions to atomic structure and quantum theory
American scientist who synthesized ten transuranium elements
Greek goddess of the moon
Irish philosopher famed for advancing the theory of subjective idealism
German physicist who discovered x-rays
Mother Earth according to the Romans
Roman goddess of agriculture
Finnish man who discovered yttrium
Greek god of the sky, husband and son of Gaia
Inventor of the cyclotron
Greek man whose eternal punishment in Tartarus involved water and grapes
Female scientist who helped discover nuclear fission
Inventor of the first nuclear reactor
The father of nuclear physics, discoverer of the radioactive half-life and atomic nucleus

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