greek mythology allusions?

anyone know allusions to greek mythology in products or stuff?

like the venus razor?

not in literature, but in products with logos and such

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    Aegis – Zeus and Athena’s protective shield; modern group of insurance companies (The Aegis Group).

    Ajax – Greek warrior in the Trojan War, who “cleaned up” in battle; popular household cleanser.

    Amazon – Race of warrior women; – huge on-line bookstore.

    Apollo – God of music; Apollo Theater is a famous music hall in New York city.

    Ares – Greek god of war; popular car model.

    Argus – Giant watchman with a hundred eyes; Argus Security is a modern security company, specializing in commercial business protection.

    Atlas – Was doomed to support the heavens on his shoulders; a modern moving company (Atlas Van Lines); also, Atlas Travel is a popular name for travel agencies all over the globe.

    Aurora – Roman name for Eos, goddess of the Dawn; luxury car model.

    Charon – Boatman who ferries the souls of the dead to the Underworld;, a company “offering solutions for a connected world.”

    Delphi – Sanctuary to Apollo and home to his famous Oracles; Delphi Forums ( is an on-line meeting place to promote discussions and to find answers. Delphi is also the name of an international Automotive Group.

    Hercules – Roman name for Heracles, the greatest Greek hero; the company called Hercules – – makes a top-selling video graphics card (their slogan is Legendary Strength, Quality and Performance);

    there is also the Hercules transport plane, used by the United States Air Force to carry large volumes of war material and food;

    Hercules Incorporated – – is a maker of chemicals and allied products.

    Hermes – Olympian Herald and Messenger god; popular brand of soap. Also, the FTD flower delivery company incorporates Hermes and his winged heels in their logo.

    Hyperion – Titan whose name means “he who goes before the sun”; a company ( that specializes in “business analysis software.” Also the name of a book publishing company.

    Hydra – Sea serpent with nine heads, killed by Hercules; It’s the chosen name ( of the Internet Chess Club.

    Juno – Roman name for Hera, wife of Zeus; Juno is a popular web-hosting company (, specializing in free web pages and custom e-mail.

    Mars – Roman name for Ares, god of War; name of popular candy bar.

    Medusa – Terrible monster whose glance would petrify you, killed by the hero Perseus; Medusa Cement Company sells cement products worldwide.

    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.

    Minerva – Roman name for Athena, who gifted the olive tree to humans; Minerva Oil Company is an international exporter of fine food products.

    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 our planet…:)

    Odyssey – The 10-year sea voyage endured by the Trojan War hero, Odysseus, as he sought to return home to Ithica; Odyssey Travel is a well-known travel agency; Odyssey Cruise Lines is a cruise company; Odyssey Records is a record company; there’s even an Odyssey Golf Club company…you get the drift, Odyssey is a very popular modern mythological rip-off…

    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 Artemis in Greek mythology; a motion picture production company, Orion Pictures.

    Pandora – The first woman in Greek mythology, whose name means “all-gifted”; Pandora’s Gift Boutique sells quality gift merchandise.

    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.

    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.

    Saturn – Roman name for Cronus, father of Zeus; also the name of the Saturn Automobile Corporation.

    Titans – Race of gods preceding the Olympians; Titan Tool & Die Company manufactures tools for industry.

    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.)

    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.

    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.

    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.

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    greek mythology allusions?

    anyone know allusions to greek mythology in products or stuff?

    like the venus razor?

  • If you choose the Pygmalion myth you could use one of these poems: William Morris’s “Earthly Paradise” Friedrich Schiller’s “Ideals” Carol Ann Duffy’s “Pygmalion’s Bride” John Dryden’s “Pygmalion and the Statue” Walid BItar’s “The Fourth Person” I am sure you will find one of these on-line.

  • Read “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe. He refers to Pallus Athena.

    Also see the movie “Mercury Rising.”

    On “Futurama, the bureacratic clerk guy is named “Hermes”

    We (had) a planet named “Pluto” until just recently (actually, the name Pluto is the Roman version of “Hades”)

    When we watch “Star Trek”, we see “Vulcans;” Vulcan was the god of fire and the forge.

    All of our (western) astrological signs are from the Greeks (Gemini, Leo, Virgo, etc…)

    The Greek god of love was “Eros, ” hence the word, “erotic.”

    If someone has a very difficult job to do, it is said that he/she will be doing a “Herculean task.”

  • FTD flowers has Hermes.


    How about the Iliad?

  • Nike shoes, of course.

  • just read mythology books….you will not understand even though i will give you some gods or goddess becuase the important is to know what they did. you will not understand if you will not read mythology books……..

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