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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureMythology & Folklore · 1 decade ago

References on Mythology.?

Im doing a project on Mythology and i need a few references on Mythology.

I have;;

Trident Gum - Poseidon

Nike - God of Victory

Eagle symbol of Power/Seal of the President of US - Zeus

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Taken from Mythman...

    Aegis - Zeus and Athena's protective shield; modern group of insurance companies (The Aegis Group).

    Ajax - Greek warrior in the Trojan War, who "cleaned up" in battle; popular household cleanser.

    Amazon - Race of warrior women; amazon.com - huge on-line bookstore.

    Apollo - God of music; Apollo Theater is a famous music hall in New York city.

    Ares - Greek god of war; popular car model.

    Argus - Giant watchman with a hundred eyes; Argus Security is a modern security company, specializing in commercial business protection.

    Atlas - Was doomed to support the heavens on his shoulders; a modern moving company (Atlas Van Lines); also, Atlas Travel is a popular name for travel agencies all over the globe.

    Aurora - Roman name for Eos, goddess of the Dawn; luxury car model.

    Charon - Boatman who ferries the souls of the dead to the Underworld; www.charon.com, a company "offering solutions for a connected world."

    Delphi - Sanctuary to Apollo and home to his famous Oracles; Delphi Forums (www.delphi.com) is an on-line meeting place to promote discussions and to find answers. Delphi is also the name of an international Automotive Group.

    Hercules - Roman name for Heracles, the greatest Greek hero; the company called Hercules - http://www.hercules.com - makes a top-selling video graphics card (their slogan is Legendary Strength, Quality and Performance);there is also the Hercules transport plane, used by the United States Air Force to carry large volumes of war material and food;

    Hercules Incorporated - http://www.herc.com - is a maker of chemicals and allied products.

    Hermes - Olympian Herald and Messenger god; popular brand of soap. Also, the FTD flower delivery company incorporates Hermes and his winged heels in their logo.

    Hyperion - Titan whose name means "he who goes before the sun"; a company (www.hyperion.com) that specializes in "business analysis software." Also the name of a book publishing company.

    Hydra - Sea serpent with nine heads, killed by Hercules; It's the chosen name (www.hydra.com) of the Internet Chess Club.

    Juno - Roman name for Hera, wife of Zeus; Juno is a popular web-hosting company (www.juno.com), specializing in free web pages and custom e-mail.

    Mars - Roman name for Ares, god of War; name of popular candy bar.

    Medusa - Terrible monster whose glance would petrify you, killed by the hero Perseus; Medusa Cement Company sells cement products worldwide.

    Mercury - Roman name for Hermes, the Messenger god; name of car model produced by the Ford Motor Company; also, an entertainment records label, Mercury Records.

    Midas - King with the golden touch, who transformed all he touched to gold; a famous muffler and brake chain of service stations.

    Minerva - Roman name for Athena, who gifted the olive tree to humans; Minerva Oil Company is an international exporter of fine food products.

    Nike - Winged goddess of Victory, who can run and fly at great speeds; a famous company that sells...well...if you haven't heard of the company Nike, welcome to our planet...:)

    Odyssey - The 10-year sea voyage endured by the Trojan War hero, Odysseus, as he sought to return home to Ithica; Odyssey Travel is a well-known travel agency; Odyssey Cruise Lines is a cruise company; Odyssey Records is a record company; there's even an Odyssey Golf Club company...you get the drift, Odyssey is a very popular modern mythological rip-off...

    Olympus - Home of the Olympian gods; name of popular camera and photographic technology company. Also, Olympic Airlines is another variation of the name. (Note: Thanasi's Olympus Greek Restaurant is owned by the Myth Man...)

    Orion - A giant hunter slain by Artemis in Greek mythology; a motion picture production company, Orion Pictures.

    Pandora - The first woman in Greek mythology, whose name means "all-gifted"; Pandora's Gift Boutique sells quality gift merchandise.

    Parthenon - The temple of Athena, built on the Acropolis of Athens; perhaps the most-used name for any Greek restaurant in any city of the world! It's ridiculous...I bet there's a Parthenon Restaurant in your town! :)

    Pegasus - Winged horse that was born from Medusa's head when she was killed; Pegasus Expedite Company is a national delivery/courier service; Pegasus Satellite Systems is a provider of satellite entertainment services. The winged horse motif is used by dozens of companies. Check out my Pegasus Homework Help page for more on that.

    Phoenix - A mythical and one-of-a-kind bird that burns on a funeral pyre after a life of hundreds of years, only to be re-born from the ashes; also the name of a national photographic technology company.

    Poseidon - God of the Sea and brother of Zeus; Poseidon Travel is a common travel agency name; Poseidon Seafood is a national brand of seafood products. Neptune, the Roman version, is often also used by companies, as in Neptune Fresh Lobster Co.

    Saturn - Roman name for Cronus, father of Zeus; also the name of the Saturn Automobile Corporation.

    Titans - Race of gods preceding the Olympians; Titan Tool & Die Company manufactures tools for industry.

    Trident - The three-pronged spear of Poseidon, god of the seas; Trident Gum is a popular gum. (Note: 'Tria' is Greek for 'three' and 'donti' means 'tooth'; hence, Trident translates literally as 'three-teeth', or 'triple-toothed'. Trident Gum, if one is to believe the advertising, helps to clean your teeth, thus the allusion.)

    Spartan - Greek warrior state, devoted to discipline and the martial arts; Spartan Corporation is a financial advisory company; also, Spartan Tool & Die is a national manufacturer and supplier to the auto industry; Spartan Nutritional Products is a maker and distributor of health supplements.

    Trojan - Inhabitants of the mighty city that was destroyed by the Greeks during the Trojan War, after a siege of ten years; international manufacturer of condoms and birth control products.

    Venus - Roman for Aphrodite, goddess of beauty and love; Venus is the name of a famous beauty product company; Venus International is a popular beauty talent agency; Venus Tan Lines is a swimsuit manufacturer; Venus Razor is a popular women's shaving accessory; Venus Beauty Salon is found in most any city or town...

    Vulcan - Roman name for Hephaestus, god of the smiths and the forge; Vulcan Industries is an international manufacturer of steel products.

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  • MG
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    1 decade ago

    this came from the game age of mythology, they based the game on the world of ancient mythology of the Greeks, Egypt, and the Norse (Viking)

    the day Thursday comes from the Norse god of thunder- Thor

    The day Wednesday is named after the Norse god Odin, his Anglo-Saxon name Worden.

    The day tuesday is from the Norse god Try, god of warfare from his Anglo-Saxon name Tiw

    The symbol for medicine (the winged-staff with entwined serpents) is the symbol of the Greek good of medicine Aesculapius.

    the winged staff is also the symbol for Hermes the messenger of the gods and the god of shepherds, trade, land travel, literature, athletics, and thieving.

    The Olympic games were originally held in honor of the Greek God of Thunder, Zeus

    Aegis- the shield of Zeus and Athena is the name of the Anti-missile radar system of the US Navy.

    A sad saying for death is "paying the ferryman"- a reference to Charon the ferryman that ferries the dead across the dead across the River Styx, the river of the dead, for a price, his Roman name is the name of Pluto's moon (Pluto is the Roman name for Hades god of the underworld and the dead)

    A person who when they were a zygote, absorbed their twin is know as a Chimera, one of the weird offspring of Echidna and Typhon. A fire-breaching beast that has the head of the lion, torso of a goat and the tail of a serpent. Watch CSI to understand it better.

    Typhon the fire breathing giant with 100 serpent heads is what we call a hurricane that is in the Pacific.

    Hippocampus- a Half-fish and half-horse with the tail of a serpent or dolphin. It gave its name to the genus of the seahorses and part of the human brain.

    The word "tantalized" comes from the Greek myth of the Greek ruler Tantalus. He killed his son and seved him in a stew to test the god's ability to see everywhere at all time. He payed the price by being stuck in the underworld, from the neck down in a pond, near a fruit tree. Every time he tried to eat some fruit, the tree moved away. The water would lower, every time he tried to lower his head to drink.

    The constellations are named mostly after Greek myths and legends but are known by their Latin names, take the crab, Karkinos (crab in Greek, Cancer in Latin) was a crab called by Hera to fight against Hercules. Hercules killed the crab and was rewarded in its death by being placed in the heavens.

    Heres one for the Trekes, Vulcan as the origanal and the copier wrote is the Latin name for Hephaestus- the smith of the titans and the gods of olympus , a Vulcan in the Star Trek shows were the creaters of advance space technology and gave it to humans after they were consited advance enough to recive the technology.

    To let you know most Latin mythology is Greek mythology that was rolled into their culture.

    Source(s): Age of Mythology Asocc of History- study a good amount of my mythology My friend who really likes Star Trek
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    Source(s): Digital Photography Tutorials http://LearnPhotography.latis.info/?X7JB
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  • swddrb
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    1 decade ago

    the mgm movie symbol( i think its mgm)

    pegasus

    the excedrine commercial

    king neptune

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Aegis - Zeus and Athena's protective shield; modern group of insurance companies (The Aegis Group).

    Ajax - Greek warrior in the Trojan War, who "cleaned up" in battle; popular household cleanser.

    Amazon - Race of warrior women; amazon.com - huge on-line bookstore.

    Apollo - God of music; Apollo Theater is a famous music hall in New York city.

    Ares - Greek god of war; popular car model.

    Argus - Giant watchman with a hundred eyes; Argus Security is a modern security company, specializing in commercial business protection.

    Atlas - Was doomed to support the heavens on his shoulders; a modern moving company (Atlas Van Lines); also, Atlas Travel is a popular name for travel agencies all over the globe.

    Aurora - Roman name for Eos, goddess of the Dawn; luxury car model.

    Charon - Boatman who ferries the souls of the dead to the Underworld; www.charon.com, a company "offering solutions for a connected world."

    Delphi - Sanctuary to Apollo and home to his famous Oracles; Delphi Forums (www.delphi.com) is an on-line meeting place to promote discussions and to find answers. Delphi is also the name of an international Automotive Group.

    Hercules - Roman name for Heracles, the greatest Greek hero; the company called Hercules - makes a top-selling video graphics card (their slogan is Legendary Strength, Quality and Performance);

    there is also the Hercules transport plane, used by the United States Air Force to carry large volumes of war material and food;

    Hercules Incorporated - is a maker of chemicals and allied products.

    Hermes - Olympian Herald and Messenger god; popular brand of soap. Also, the FTD flower delivery company incorporates Hermes and his winged heels in their logo.

    Hyperion - Titan whose name means "he who goes before the sun"; a company (www.hyperion.com) that specializes in "business analysis software." Also the name of a book publishing company.

    Hydra - Sea serpent with nine heads, killed by Hercules; It's the chosen name (www.hydra.com) of the Internet Chess Club.

    Juno - Roman name for Hera, wife of Zeus; Juno is a popular web-hosting company (www.juno.com), specializing in free web pages and custom e-mail.

    Mars - Roman name for Ares, god of War; name of popular candy bar.

    Medusa - Terrible monster whose glance would petrify you, killed by the hero Perseus; Medusa Cement Company sells cement products worldwide.

    Mercury - Roman name for Hermes, the Messenger god; name of car model produced by the Ford Motor Company; also, an entertainment records label, Mercury Records.

    Midas - King with the golden touch, who transformed all he touched to gold; a famous muffler and brake chain of service stations.

    Minerva - Roman name for Athena, who gifted the olive tree to humans; Minerva Oil Company is an international exporter of fine food products.

    Nike - Winged goddess of Victory, who can run and fly at great speeds; a famous company that sells...well...if you haven't heard of the company Nike, welcome to our planet.

    Odyssey - The 10-year sea voyage endured by the Trojan War hero, Odysseus, as he sought to return home to Ithica; Odyssey Travel is a well-known travel agency; Odyssey Cruise Lines is a cruise company; Odyssey Records is a record company; there's even an Odyssey Golf Club company.

    Olympus - Home of the Olympian gods; name of popular camera and photographic technology company. Also, Olympic Airlines is another variation of the name.

    Orion - A giant hunter slain by Artemis in Greek mythology; a motion picture production company, Orion Pictures.

    Pandora - The first woman in Greek mythology, whose name means "all-gifted"; Pandora's Gift Boutique sells quality gift merchandise.

    Parthenon - The temple of Athena, built on the Acropolis of Athens; perhaps the most-used name for any Greek restaurant in any city of the world!

    Pegasus - Winged horse that was born from Medusa's head when she was killed; Pegasus Expedite Company is a national delivery/courier service; Pegasus Satellite Systems is a provider of satellite entertainment services. The winged horse motif is used by dozens of companies.

    Phoenix - A mythical and one-of-a-kind bird that burns on a funeral pyre after a life of hundreds of years, only to be re-born from the ashes; also the name of a national photographic technology company.

    Poseidon - God of the Sea and brother of Zeus; Poseidon Travel is a common travel agency name; Poseidon Seafood is a national brand of seafood products. Neptune, the Roman version, is often also used by companies, as in Neptune Fresh Lobster Co.

    Saturn - Roman name for Cronus, father of Zeus; also the name of the Saturn Automobile Corporation.

    Titans - Race of gods preceding the Olympians; Titan Tool & Die Company manufactures tools for industry.

    Trident - The three-pronged spear of Poseidon, god of the seas; Trident Gum is a popular gum. (Note: 'Tria' is Greek for 'three' and 'donti' means 'tooth'; hence, Trident translates literally as 'three-teeth', or 'triple-toothed'. Trident Gum, if one is to believe the advertising, helps to clean your teeth, thus the allusion.)

    Spartan - Greek warrior state, devoted to discipline and the martial arts; Spartan Corporation is a financial advisory company; also, Spartan Tool & Die is a national manufacturer and supplier to the auto industry; Spartan Nutritional Products is a maker and distributor of health supplements.

    Trojan - Inhabitants of the mighty city that was destroyed by the Greeks during the Trojan War, after a siege of ten years; international manufacturer of condoms and birth control products.

    Venus - Roman for Aphrodite, goddess of beauty and love; Venus is the name of a famous beauty product company; Venus International is a popular beauty talent agency; Venus Tan Lines is a swimsuit manufacturer; Venus Razor is a popular women's shaving accessory; Venus Beauty Salon is found in most any city or town.

    Vulcan - Roman name for Hephaestus, god of the smiths and the forge; Vulcan Industries is an international manufacturer of steel products.

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