Science Quiz / Namesakes of Elements

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

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

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