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Can you name the words derived from mythology? II

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Protection or sponsorship, usually by some powerful person or organization, from the name of the shield or breastplate of Zeus or Athena
Any ship on an adventurous voyage, from the name of Jason's ship in the search for the Golden Fleece
Book of maps or charts or a person who supports a considerable burden, from the name of the Titan who was condemned to hold up the heavens or sky on his shoulders
Conscientious but unfriendly guard or a watchdog, from the name of the 3-headed dog that guarded the entrance to Hades
The study specifically of the origin or coming into existence, of the universe, from the name the Greeks gave to the order that replaced Chaos
Center of attention or something used as a guide, from the name of Zeus' nurse, who was changed into the constellation Ursa Minor upon her death
Someone who repeats the words of another, from the name of a nymph who pined away until only her voice remained
Imaginary humanlike being with superhuman size or any person or thing with great size, strength, or intellect, from the race of beings who sprang from the blood Uranus shed on Gaea
Bully or swaggering person, or, as a verb, to browbeat and intimidate, from the prince who was the leader of the Trojans during the war
Inhabitant of the far north or an inhabitant living in a land of perpetual sunshine, from the inhabitant of a region beyond the North Wind
Lovesick sweetheart, from the name of the young man who swam the Hellespont every night to visit Hero
Wise, loyal counselor or a teacher or a coach, from the name of Odysseus' loyal adviser in charge of watching after his household and educating Telemachus
Wealthy person, from the name of the king who, when granted a wish by the gods, chose the power to turn everything he touched into gold
Any wise elderly man, from the name of the wisest and oldest counselor of the Greeks at Troy
Figuratively, any seemingly limitless expanse or quantity, from the name of the Titan who was the father of the Rivers and the Water Nymphs
Any one of the 12 (sometimes 14) major Greek gods or a participant in the Olympic Games, from the name of the group under Zeus' leadership who defeated Cronus and the Titans
Poetic genius or inspiration, from the name of the winged horse of Greek mythology created from the blood of Medusa
Person who readily changes his appearance, character, or principles, from the name of an old man and minor sea god whom no one was able to catch because he was able to change shape
Prophetess or fortune teller, from aged women regarded as prophetesses by the ancient Greeks and Romans
Things of little importance, from the goddess of the streets whose name comes from the Latin for 'three roads' or 'crossroads,' where people engaged in idle conversation
Strong, determined person with stamina, from the inhabitants of the ancient city located near the Hellespont who fought off the attacking Greeks before succumbing to a trick
Chaste woman or a virgin, from the six women sworn to chastity who kept the sacred fire going in the Temple honoring Vesta in the Forum in Rome

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