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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
Microsystems, Trident Sports and Trident
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
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
Zabius Universal Gaming Headset, made by Genius, is preferred by
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
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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