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Ixion - An ungrateful mortal who abused the hospitality of Zeus by attempting to seduce his wife Hera while a guest at his table. Zeus had Ixion punished by having Hermes chain him to a flaming wheel that rolled perpetually either in the air or in the lower world, all the while compelled to exclaim "Benefactors should be honoured!" Ixion is the name of a new concept airplane designed by French company Technicom Design, featuring no windows and capable of flying at twice the speed of conventional planes.

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.

Leda - Queen of Sparta and, with Zeus, mother to Helen of Troy and the Dioscuri twins, Castor and Pollux. Leda Furniture CompanyLeda Suspension for cars, and a huge number of Leda Hotels around the world.

Leto - With Zeus, mother to Olympian twins Artemis and Apollo. Leto Hotel is in Mykonos and Hotel Leto is in Hydra, both Greek islands.

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. Medusa Headphones are sold around the world. You can play at Medusa Paintball and find security with Medusa Defence Systems.

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. Midas Consoles makes live audio mixing consoles.

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

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...:)

Nyx - Primordial goddess of the night. Nyx Cosmetics, and Nyx Comics are some examples of modern use.

Odyssey - The 10-year sea voyage endured by the Trojan War hero, Odysseus, as he sought to return home to Ithica, as told by the ancient poet Homer; Odyssey Travel is a well-known travel agency; Odyssey Records is a record company; there's even an Odyssey Golf Club company, Odyssey BMXHonda Odyssey...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 the goddess Artemis in Greek mythology; after his death he was placed among the stars, where he appears as a giant with a girdle, sword, a lion's skin and a club.

Orion is a motion picture production company, Orion Pictures. Also, Orion Car AudioOrion Bus Company and Orion Pharma feature the name Orion. As well, the successor to the US Space Shuttle is the Orion Spacecraft, with an ultimate mission to deliver the first human beings to the planet Mars.

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