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Delphi - Sanctuary to Apollo and home to his famous Oracles; Delphi Forums is an on-line meeting place to promote discussions and to find answers. Delphi is also the name of an international Automotive Group. Delphi Group specializes in global warming and Delphi Energy is into oil and natural gas.

Dionysus - God of Wine. You'll find Dionysus Wine and Spirits CompanyDionysus Salon and SpaDionysus WineryDionysus' Kitchen and possibly thousands of other restaurants and taverns named after the wine god.

Echo - She was the beautiful nymph who fell in love with Narcissus, but he ignored her until she pined away and only an echo of her voice remained. Echo Power EquipmentE.C.H.O.(European Commission Humanitarian Organization) and Echo Digital Audio are some examples of use today.

Elysium - The dwelling place of the blessed, where those chosen by the gods live. There are the Elysium GardensElysium Digital DesignElysium Hotel on the island of Mykonos and Elysium Hair Salon.

Eos - Goddess of the Dawn. You'll find Eos lip balm, the Canon Eos camera, the Volkswagen Eos vehicle, and even an Eos Golf Company.

Europa - A beautiful maiden seduced by Zeus when he took the form of a white bull. Europa is the official web site of the European Union. There's a Europa NightclubEuropa Hotel in Belfast, and Europa Worldwide Logistics.

Gemini - The twin sons of Leda called Castor and Polydeuces (Pollux). Gemini Observatory, the Gemini Awards, and even a Gemini Saw Company are found.

Helicon - A woody mountain in Boeotia, Greece, dedicated to the Muses. Helicon SoftwareHelicon TechHelicon Properties, Helicon Records and Helicon Publishing are some of the modern derivations.

Helios - God who daily drove the sun chariot across the sky; sun god. There's Helios SoftwareHelios Music and Helios Heater.

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.

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. The Hermes Boutique offers high end goods and Hermes Financial Group is another example.

Hyperion - Titan whose name means "he who goes before the sun"; Hyperion is a company that specializes in "business analysis software." Also the name of a book publishing company.Hyperion Records and Hyperion Sound Design also take their name from this Titan.

Hydra - Sea serpent-like monster with nine heads - if one head was cut off, three would grow in its place! This water creature terrorized the area of Lerna in Greece, and was finally killed by the great hero Heracles (Hercules) as the second of his twelve labors; It's the chosen name  of the Internet Chess Club. The Hydra Network is an online advertising company operated by the Hydra Group. Seven ships of the British Royal Navy have been named Hydra. There is Hydra the band, the hip hop record label Hydra Entertainment, the literary magazine called The Hydra, Hydra Technologies of Mexico, which is a Mexican firm designing and developing unmanned aerial vehicles. The list goes on and on, including Hydra Operating System, the Hydra Game Development Kit, Hydra the Revenge roller coaster in Pennsylvania, and countless more instances found in popular culture, films and music.

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