What real life examples are named after the Gods/Godesses of Greek Mythlogy and why are they named after that certain God?For ex. the Godess Nike is the Godess of Victory, which might be why the...

What real life examples are named after the Gods/Godesses of Greek Mythlogy and why are they named after that certain God?

For ex. the Godess Nike is the Godess of Victory, which might be why the Nike Shoe Stores named themselves after her...

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Ashley Kannan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

This is fairly interesting.  The florist FTD uses the symbol of Hermes, the god of messengers, to imply their ability to delivery quickly.  The winged and fleeted feet is also a symbol of FTD.  Apollo Hospitals in India represent quality health care as they represent the god Apollo and his domain of medicine.  Athena Industries is a computer solution company, which makes sense because Athena is the goddess of wisdom, something definitely needed in trying to determine the problems with computers.  Hercules industries is a company in the Western Part of the United States that specializes in distributing of high-quality HVAC sheet metal products and equipment.  This would be logical because sheet metal and contracting work requires strength and austerity, what Hercules represents.  All of these companies can be validated with any search on the internet.

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This is fairly interesting.  The florist FTD uses the symbol of Hermes, the god of messengers, to imply their ability to delivery quickly.  The winged and fleeted feet is also a symbol of FTD.  Apollo Hospitals in India represent quality health care as they represent the god Apollo and his domain of medicine.  Athena Industries is a computer solution company, which makes sense because Athena is the goddess of wisdom, something definitely needed in trying to determine the problems with computers.  Hercules industries is a company in the Western Part of the United States that specializes in distributing of high-quality HVAC sheet metal products and equipment.  This would be logical because sheet metal and contracting work requires strength and austerity, what Hercules represents.  All of these companies can be validated with any search on the internet.

That makes so much sense. I didn't know there were so many different companies named after the Greek Gods. Thank you.