Abaris - He was a Hyperborean priest of Apollo who came
to Greece to get away from a plague in his own hometown. Endowed with
the gift of prophecy and healing, he was held in high esteem by the
people because of his simple ways and his honesty. He is alleged to have
taken no earthly food, and he rode through the air on his arrow, given
to him by Apollo. He used incantations to cure diseases and was said to
have delivered the world from a plague. In today's business world, ABARIS
Training has been "leading the world in advanced composite training
for 30 years." ABARIS International specializes
in work and rescue equipment. ABARIS
Business Consulting "strives towards business consciousness."
Abas - Goddess Demeter transformed the foolish Abas
because he laughed at her when she entered his house and drank eagerly
because she was very thirsty. Because he mocked her, she punished him by
changing him into a lizard. ABAS
Software is a worldwide service and software provider, specializing
in e-commerce products and service. ABAS
Leather Accessories is a leading American producer of fine leather
goods and accessories.
Aceso - The goddess of curing illness and healing
wounds, daughter to Asclepius and Epione. Unlike her sister, Panacea,
she represented the process of curing, rather than the cure itself. Her
male counterpart was Acesis. In business today,ACESO is
a health provider "from the bedside up". Like their mythological
namesake, they promote patient care and healing.
Achilles - One of the greatest heroes in Greek
mythology, and a protagonist in the epic Trojan War. ACHILLES
Inflatables is a provider of industry certified inflatable boats and
International's mission is "to enable people with all types of
disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics."
Acis -According to the writer Ovid, Acis was a man who
was beloved by the nymph Galatea. This made the Cyclopes Polyphemus very
angry, because he was madly in love with the beautiful nymph, so the
jealous beast crushed Acis under a huge rock. The mourning Galatea
changed his gushing blood from under the rock into the river Acis or
Acinius, at the foot of Mount Aetna. ACIS
Educational Tours provides the "highest quality in educational
travel." ACIS Consulting is
a Toronto-based consulting company that helps companies better organize
their information assets.
Acratus - He was a hero worshiped in Attica. A drinker
of unmixed wine, he was one of the divine companions of Dionysus, god of
wine. ACRATUS is a Hungarian
company specializing in health tourism development consultancy.
Actaeon - The legendary huntsman who saw the goddess
Artemis bathing and was punished by her for this indiscretion by being
turned into a stag. His own hounds eventually tore him to pieces, not
realizing it was their master. There is Actaeon Photo, Actaeon
Films, and even six
ships in the Royal Navy have been named Actaeon after the
Actis - He was one of the Heliadae, son of the sun god
Helios and Rhodos. Jealous of their brother Tenages's skill at science,
Actis, along with his brothers Tropias, Macar and Candalus, conspired to
kill him. Escaping to Egypt, Actis built the city of Heliopolis to honor
his father Helios. It was from Actis that the Egyptians learned
astronomy. ACTIS CAPITAL is
a private equity investment firm.
is a major pharmaceutical manufacturer and supplier in India.
Adamas - In the Illiad, Homer's tale of the Trojan war,
Adamas is a grandson of Hyrtacus. His name means 'diamond', and
'adamantine' has come to mean the hardest steel or diamond, while
'adamant' means something which is inflexible, firm or lasting. ADAMAS
PHARMACEUTICALS strives to "improve the treatment of Central Nervous
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