what are some things named after greek gods and goddesses?

more specifically a restraunt, or an ad of some kind.

ex- mercury, the car

basically i need a god or goddess that is used in nowadays' culture

thanks? :D

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    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 liter

    • leticia4 years agoReport

      what was your source?

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  • husby
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    3 years ago

    Companies Named After Greek Gods

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    5 years ago

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    what are some things named after greek gods and goddesses?

    more specifically a restraunt, or an ad of some kind.

    ex- mercury, the car

    basically i need a god or goddess that is used in nowadays' culture

    thanks? :D

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  • 6 years ago

    The process of vulcanization is named after Vulcan (Roman name for Hephaestus, God of Fire, metalwork, masonry)

    The word tantalize or tantalizing is derived from Tantalus (He was made to stand in a pool of water with a fruit tree above him, never able to reach either)

    The hippocampus (in the brain) is named for its resemblance (I can't see it) to the hippocampi (aquatic horses) in Greek Mythology

    The caduceus (staff of Hermes, staff with wings & two snakes wrapped around it) is often used as a symbol by medical companies, because it is confused for the Rod of Asclepius (Greek god of medicine), which had a single snake and no wings.

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    5 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    venus the shaving commercial thingie

    Poseidon travel society as well as the seafood brand.

    Hermes (french fashion designer)

    also theres Nike (goddess of victory now a sports brand)

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

    • the Nusz5 years agoReport

      Venus is the Roman name.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    the planets from our solar system are named after greek\roman gods :), the venus fly trap (a carnivorous plant), mars energy bar, nike sport wear, mercury (liquid metal used in thermometers), chronology (named after chronos god of time)

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  • 1 decade ago

    Athens and Nike the shoe company the roman gods like Neptune is a planet Jupiter another planet Mars another planet Venus is also another planet Mercury is another

    • the Nusz5 years agoReport

      ALL of the planets were given the Roman names, not the Greek names (though all such gods were technically Greek before they 'were Roman').

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    aphrodite

    she has places in portugal as she rose from the see there

    like aphrodite baths and castle and stuff

    she is the goddess of love, beauty and sexual rapture

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  • 1 decade ago

    NIKE!

    sprite of victory

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  • 1 decade ago

    their is a statue of prometheus in rockafeller plaza in new york?????

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