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Xanthe - The name of a number of minor characters
in Greek mythology, including the wife of the
healing god Asclepius, one of the Amazons, and one of the Oceanids,
daughters of the Titan Oceanus (Ocean). The name means 'blonde
haired' or 'golden haired'.
Xanthe Xenoblade is a central character in the Xenoblade
Xanthe Terra is
a region on the planet Mars;
Xanthe.org features an eclectic
variety of fanfiction;
Xanthe Berkely offers film
and photography services, creating time capsules and fine photos.
Xanthus - Balius and Xanthus (blonde haired') were two
immortal horses, the offspring of the avenging harpy called Podarge and
the West Wind, Zephyrus (see below). Other sources name Zeus as their
father. God of the Sea Poseidon gave the two horses to King Peleus as a
wedding gift, when Peleus married the Ocean goddess Thetis. Peleus later
gave the horses to their son Achilles who took them to draw his chariot during
the famous Trojan War.
Xanthus Energy is the
offshore wind energy division of Ocean Resource Ltd. Their slogan is
Power Born of the Wind, and their logo features a stylized horse;
Xanthus Farm is a
quality thoroughbred horse breeder in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania;
Communications offers public relations services in Seattle and New
Xanthus Fund is an equity mutual
Zarex - The son of Carystus and grandson to the centaur Chiron,
Zarex was a mythological hero who founded the town of Zarex in Laconia.
He was famous for having learned the music of Apollo, making him an
accomplished musician. Zarex married a woman named Rhoeo and adopted her
son by Apollo named Anius.
non-alcoholic American sweet drink concentrate that can either be mixed
with water, poured over shaved ice, used in cupcakes, or poured into
Zarex Business Centre is a business consultant company based in
London, Ontario, Canada.
Zephyrus - In Greek mythology, the Anemoi ("Winds") were
Greek wind gods who were each ascribed a cardinal direction from which
their respective winds came, and were each associated with
various seasons and weather conditions. Zephyrus was the west wind and
bringer of light spring and early summer breezes.
Virginia's Early Music Vocal Ensemble is a
non-profit vocal ensemble based in Charlottesville, Virginia;
Zephyrus Electronics Ltd.
is a weather products electronics manufacturer;
is a musical management and production company;
makes an all-in-one magic plug-in;
Zephyrus Music Company, this
one featuring "exquisite drone-based harmony on English bagpipes.
Zephyrus Luxury Boutique Accomodation
and Yacht Charter;
Zephyrus Orchids is
a an excellent floral distributor in Oldcastle, Ontario;
Classic Car Rental in Italy;
Zephyrus Software Inc;
"specializing in breeding, training and showing exceptional Welsh ponies
Zetes - Brothers Zetes and Calais, called the Boreadae,
are generally described as winged beings, though some say that they had
wings at their heads and feet, and others that they had them only at
their feet, or at their shoulders.
Zetes Industries is "your
partner for supply chain, identification and mobility solutions;
Zetes Camping Tents offer a full line of outdoor tents;
Zetes Productions in
Athens, Greece manufactures a unique line of custom made hats.
Zygia/Zygius - These are surnames of the major Olympian
deities Hera and Zeus, used by the ancient Greeks when describing them
as presiding over marriage.
Group from Crete in Greece;
provides some exquisite jewelry;
Zygia Species is
a genus of flowering plants in the pea family.
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