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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 Company, Leda 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
Mars - Roman name for Ares, god of War; name of popular
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
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
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 BMX, Honda
Odyssey...you get the drift, Odyssey is a very popular modern
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 Audio, Orion 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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