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Greek Mythology's Connection to Today's Products & Modern Li

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Greek Mythology's Connection to Today's Products & Modern Life
APPOLO

God Of Music
ARGUS
Giant watchman with a hundred eyes
HERMES
Olympian Herald and Messenger God
MEDUSA
Terrible monster whose glance would turn you into stone
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Apollo Theater is a famous music hall in NYC
Argus Security is a modern security company, specializing in commercial business protection
FTD flower delivery company incorporates Hermes and his winged heels in their logo. Their delivery is known to be 'speedy'
Medusa Cement Company sells cement products worldwide.
MINERVA
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
Company which sells sports shoes and clothing along with many other products which all encourage athleticism and victory
OLYMPUS
Home of the Olympian Gods and often depicted to be 'in the clouds'
Olympic Airlines
PANDORA
The first woman in Greek Mythology, name means "all-gifted"
Pandora's Gift Boutique sells quality gift merchandise
POSEIDON/NEPTUNE
God of the Sea and brother of Zeus
Poseidon Seafood is a national brand of seafood products.
Neptune is often also used by companies, as in Neptune Fresh Lobster Co.
TRIDENT
The three-pronged spear of Poseidon
'Tria' is Greek for 'three' & 'donti' means 'tooth'; hence, Trident translates literally as 'three-teeth', or 'triple-toothed'.
Trident also recently released their Layer gum with 3 layers of gum
Trident Gum, if one is to believe the advertising, helps to clean your teeth, thus the allusion
VENUS
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
VULCAN
Often seen with a blacksmith's hammer
Vulcan Industries is an international manufacturer of steel products.
MORPHINE
Pain reliever administered daily to patients in hospitals around the world
The name of this popular narcotic is derived from the Greek God of Sleep, Morpheus
TROJAN VIRUS
Computer virus which just like all other viruses is first established by breaking through to your computer
Name of this virus was taken from the myth of the Trojan Horse, which was used to infiltrate Troy's defenses during the Trojan War.
HERMAPHRODITE
Hermaphrodites was the son of Hermes and Aphrodite
The nymph Salmacis fell in love with him
He rejected her
She intertwined her arms around him and held tight
The gods molded the two bodies together, never to part
Two sexes became one.
"LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED"
Popular saying
Eurystheus, the king responsible for Heracles' twelve labors eventually goes after Heracles' sons following his death
He wants "no stone left unturned" in finding and killing them
"OPENING PANDORA'S BOX"
Popular catch-phrase and Pandora's box is an artifact in Greek Mythology.
The "box" was actually a large jar given to Pandora. It contained all the evils of the world.
Today the phrase "to open Pandora's box" means to perform an action that may seem small or innocent, but that turns out to have severe and far-reaching consequences.

SOURCES:
Ponticus, Nick. "Business Names from Mythology." Greekmythologytoday. N.p., 2013. Web. 13 Dec. 2013.
"How Is Greek Mythology Present? - Greek Mythology in Modern Society." Greek Mythology in Modern Society. Weebly, 2013. Web. 16 Dec. 2013.
" Mythology in Language." Mythology in Words, Phrases, Expressions and Language. Hellenic Times, 2011. Web. 16 Dec. 2013.
"Pandora's Box." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 12 Dec. 2013. Web. 13 Dec. 2013
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