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Selene - The mythological moon goddess. The Selene Team's goal is "to land a remote-controlled lunar rover on the Moon which must then travel a minimum of 500 meters over the lunar surface, while at the same time, sending high-definition images and video as well as other data back to Earth."  Selene Furniture sells fine Italian office furnishings.

Titans - Race of gods preceding the Olympians; Titan Tool & Die Company manufactures tools for industry. The Tennessee Titans play in the NFL.

Trident - The three-pronged spear of Poseidon, god of the seas; Trident Gum is a popular gum. (Note: 'Tria' is Greek for 'three' and 'donti' means 'tooth'; hence, Trident translates literally as 'three-teeth', or 'triple-toothed'. Trident Gum, if one is to believe the advertising, helps to clean your teeth, thus the allusion.) You'll also find Trident MicrosystemsTrident Sports and Trident Diving Accessories.

Spartan - Greek warrior state, devoted to discipline and the martial arts; Spartan Corporation is a financial advisory company; also, Spartan Tool & Die is a national manufacturer and supplier to the auto industry; Spartan Nutritional Products is a maker and distributor of health supplements. Spartan Scientific and Spartan Stores use the name.

Trojan - Inhabitants of the mighty city that was destroyed by the Greeks during the Trojan War, after a siege of ten years; international manufacturer of condoms and birth control products. There's a Trojan Records and a Trojan Tire.

Venus - Roman for Aphrodite, goddess of beauty and love; Venus is the name of a famous beauty product company; Venus International is a popular beauty talent agency; Venus Tan Lines is a swimsuit manufacturer; Venus Razor is a popular women's shaving accessory; Venus Beauty Salon is found in most any city or town.

Vulcan - Roman name for Hephaestus, god of the smiths and the forge; Vulcan Industries is an international manufacturer of steel products. Vulcan Minerals and Vulcan Food Equipment are a couple more companies.

Zabius - A Hyperborean King, Father to Themisto. She married a man named Galeus, which means "the lizard". He was a son of the god Apollo and emigrated to Sicily where he built a temple to his father. The Zabius Universal Gaming Headset, made by Genius, is preferred by gamers everywhere. Zabius fuscus is a scorpion of the family Buthidae, and the only species in the genus Zabius.

Zarex - Zarex (Ζάρηξ) is the name of a hero of Ancient Greek mythology, son of Carystus or Carycus, grandson of Chiron, the most famous of Centaurs, who were half horse and half man. He was tutored in music by the great Apollo, and founded the town of Zarex in Laconia; Zarex is a type of non-alcohol sweet fruit syrup that can either be mixed with water, poured over shaved ice, used in cupcakes, or poured into alcoholic beverages.

Zelus - Zelus (emulation, zeal) was the son of Pallas and Styx. Along with his siblings Nike
(Victory), Cratos (Strength) and Bia (Force), Zelus was an enforcer who stood in attendance at Zeus' throne and formed part of his retinue. Zelus personifies dedication, emulation, eager rivalry, envy, jealousy, and zeal. The English word "zeal" is derived from his name. Zelus Material Handling is "the reliable source for all your industrial service and material handling equipment needs." Zelus International Tours and Travel provides zealous travel consultancy to Dubai, Thailand, Malaysia and other exotic locales. Zelus Ristorante Pizzeria is a popular restaurant in Sarsina, Italy.

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