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In 1949 the artificial element Promethium was named after Prometheus, the man in Greek legend punished with eternal torture for stealing fire from the gods, as a reference to the great difficulty and sacrifice needed to synthesise new elements.

We have either discovered or synthesised every element up to atomic number 118

He specialised in separating all the substances made in the first nuclear reactors and helped discover the series of 'nuclear synthesised' elements beyond the naturally occurring limit of uranium (92U).

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A common source of names both now and historically, over a quarter of the elements are named after a place, often where they were discovered or synthesised.