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Paeon - In Greek mythology he was a physician to the
gods, who heals, for example, the major Olympians Hades and Ares. The
name has also come to be used also in the more general sense of
deliverer from any evil or calamity.
Skin Care, a Korean cosmetics company, claims that "In Greek
mythology, Paeon created a special elixir to heal the Gods. Now, Paeon
brings the healing experience to your skin, with its pure, clear
formula." The popular web design program WordPress
Paeon Medical WordPress Theme for sale to their customers.
Paidia - She is the female personification of Play who occurs
as an attendant of the goddess Aphrodite in ancient Athenian vase
painting. The Paidia Company
is "a themed entertainment venue design, development,
and management company." Paidia
International Development "is a not-for-profit organization that
works to help strengthen the Palestinian community through educational,
social and leadership development programs aimed at youth and young
Pallas - A surname of the goddess Athena. Plato derives the
surname from pallein, to brandish, in reference to the goddess
brandishing the spear or aegis, whereas Apollodorus derives it from
the Giant Pallas, who was slain by Athena. But it is more probable that
Pallas is the same word as pallax, i. e. a virgin or maiden. Today we
and even a Pallas Progressive
Panacea - The goddess of healing and cures, in the form
of medicines, salves and curatives. She was the daughter of Asclepius
and Epione, and her sisters were Hygeia (Good Health), Iaso (Remedy) and
Aceso (Healing). Her name translates to 'all healing", and her temple
was at Oropus. PANACEA BIOTEC is
an Indian research based pharmaceutical and health management company.
The PANACEA CHARITABLE TRUST and
Museum offers a collection of healing related services.
Pandora - The first woman in Greek mythology, whose
name means "all-gifted"; Pandora
Jewelry sells quality gift merchandise. Pandora
Game Console and Pandora
Press are two more examples.
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! It's ridiculous...I bet there's a Parthenon
Restaurant in your town! :)
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. Check out my Pegasus
Homework Help page for more on that.
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. You'll find Phoenix
Technologies, Phoenix Suns basketball
team, and even NASA's Phoenix
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.
Prometheus - The Titan who stole fire from Olympus and
whom Zeus sentenced to be chained to a rock and daily an eagle would
feast on his liver. Prometheus
Company, Prometheus Books, Prometheus
Real Estate, the list goes on...
Saturn - Roman name for Cronus, father of Zeus; also
the name of the Saturn Automobile Corporation and Saturn
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